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Topics for Discussion

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

1. Why did the Tucks keep their immortality a secret? Was it merely to protect themselves or did they have a deeper, less selfish motive?

2. Were the Tucks right to want to keep the secret of immortality from the world? Would other, better educated and more resourceful people have been able to deal with eternal life more successfully? In their position, would you have gone public with the discovery?

3. Winnie lies about the Tucks kidnapping her and then she herself breaks the law when she helps Mae Tuck escape from prison. Is she wrong to do these things? Is it ever morally correct to break the law?

4. If you were given a chance at eternal life, would you take it? If you would, what would be the best...

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