''Tuck Everlasting'' is a 1975 {{fantasy}} novel exploring {{immortality}} and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever whether it's worth it.]]

In the late 1800s, Winnie Foster's life is boring. Nothing exciting ever happens, and being in a family of strait-laced {{blue blood}}s has cramped her style. She goes out exploring in the woods one day and meets the Tucks. The Tucks became immortal after drinking water from a spring. She is fascinated by Jesse Tuck, a boy who's really [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 104 years old]]. The family shares with her the secrets of the spring. However, a man in a yellow suit is also after the secret behind the Tucks' immortality. The Tucks are threatened by the man in a yellow suit until they are in grave danger. Winnie must choose whether to live forever, and find how to save the Tucks.

The story has been adapted into a film twice: in 1981 by Office of Communications and in 2002 by [[{{Disney}} Walt Disney Productions]].
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!!Tropes used by the novel and films:
* AdaptationExpansion: Some [[{{Filler}} padding]] is to be expected. The book isn't very long after all.
* AmericanCivilWar: Miles was a soldier in the recent movie
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Mild example. Winnie wishes to get away from her family. Then she's kidnapped. [[StockholmSyndrome But the experience turns out to be not so bad after all]].
** There's also the obvious one about desiring immortality. The Tucks take care to see that Winnie understands how staying young forever isn't as great as it sounds.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Jesse returns to the tree after a hundred years have passed to see if Winnie had taken the water and was waiting for him, only to find her tombstone instead, placed beneath it. Reading it, he finds out that she had a long and happy life with a husband and children.]]
* CantGrowUp: Obviously.
* CompleteImmortality: They don't age and they are NighInvulnerable.
* DealWithTheDevil: The Tucks are suspected of this in-story.
* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cows]]: The first chapter of the book has the cows sensing something very wrong with the forest itself and quickly going around it.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: There are two different adaptations.
* ImmortalitySeeker: The Man in the Yellow Suit is this.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: The Tucks don't age, they don't die. Mrs. Tuck was past childbearing age when she drank from the spring, so it isn't an issue for the elder Tucks. However, the eldest Tuck son got married in the years after they drank from the spring and before they realized its effects; he had children, but his wife eventually thought he'd made a DealWithTheDevil and left him.
* MamaBear: Mae's usually very sweet, but she [[spoiler: kills The Man in the Yellow Suit]] to protect her family. Not to mention kidnapping Winnie for the same reason.
** She's also this to Winnie. [[spoiler:That's the main reason she kills The Man in the Yellow Suit. She didn't want him to force Winnie to drink the spring water and condemn her to an eternity of loneliness.]]
* MayflyDecemberRomance: Winnie (who is ten years old in the novel) wants to marry Jesse when she turns seventeen. In the movie, the changed her to be fifteen.
* TheMenInBlack: The man in the yellow suit
* MyBelovedSmother
* NoNameGiven: The Man in the Yellow Suit
* OfCorsetHurts: In the movie Winnie is forced to wear a corset. Her mother tells her "You must suffer to be beautiful, so say the French", to which Winnie replies "Well the French are crazy!". When Winnie is staying with the Tucks, Ma helps her remove the corset, commenting on how she can't understand why women torture themselves with them. The Tucks teach her how to live a very natural and easy lifestyle.
* PistolWhipping: [[spoiler: Mae Tuck smacks The Man in the Yellow Suit with a shotgun, fracturing his skull.]]
* StockholmSyndrome: Winnie is technically kidnapped by the Tucks, but they didn't mean any harm by it.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: This is a major theme.
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