Books That Inspire 2012

Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt, is a beautifully written story about a girl named Winnie who discovers the fountain of eternal life. At first she is mesmerized by the desire to live forever, but she comes to discover that there is a cycle to life that is wonderful and should be cherished. The story focuses on Winnie meeting a family, the Tucks, who had unwittingly drunk from the fountain of eternal life. Through this chance encounter, Winnie is given lessons on compassion, trust, and the importance of standing up for what you know is right. Even though Tuck Everlasting is a children's fantasy novel, it has all the necessary components to be loved and appreciated by readers of all ages.

Sarah Welch
Associate Director
Career Services