Winnie Foster is in the woods, thinking of running away from home, when she sees a boy drinking from a spring. Winnie wants a drink too, but before she can take a sip, she is kidnapped by the boy, Jesse Tuck, and his family. She learns that the Tuck family are blessed with – or doomed to – eternal life since drinking from the spring.
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
“Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”