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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting


by Natalie Babbitt

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

This one seems pretty straightforward, right? Tuck is the name of the immortal family in the book and they, well, last forever. The end.

Not so fast. We have a couple questions to throw your way:

(1) Why isn't the book named after Winnie? Are we wrong to call her our protagonist? Or is it just that Tuck Everlasting sounds better than Winnie the Mortal?

(2) Is it possible that the Tuck of the title refers just to Angus Tuck? It's what he goes by, anyway. If so, are we supposed to think that his opinion of immortality is the one to go with?

That's all. Hey, we told you they were questions, we never said anything about answers.

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