by Lisa Ludden, John Muir Middle School

A look at the meaning behind the concept of life and living and an examination of the idea of "living forever" through the text Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt and other supplemental texts.


By examining each of these six main characters from Tuck Everlasting as well as their perspectives regarding the value of life and living forever, it opens up the book in a broader sense. As you begin to put yourself in the shoes of these characters, you begin to understand the book a little better and use it to examine these larger themes (life and how it is valued by different people) in your own lives.