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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

  Mass, Wendy


Publisher: Little, Brown
Number of Pages: 289
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Genres:

Realistic fiction

Material Type/Location:

Junior High Fiction

Reading Level:

6-8

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

I couldn't put this book down because I needed to find out if Jeremy found the keys. Jeremy changed a great deal throughout the book and his friendship with Lizzy was very realistic. I really liked this book and I plan to read other books the author has written.

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Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 7/11/2008

A month before his birthday, 12-year-old Jeremy receives a mysterious box in the mail. The box is a gift from his father, who died several years before, and it is marked: The Meaning of Life: for Jeremy Fink to Open on His Thirteenth Birthday. Jeremy has not been able to accept his beloved father's death, and he can't wait until his birthday so he can open the box. There is only one problem. The box is locked tight and can only be opened by a combination of four unique keys, which have somehow been lost. So Jeremy spends the next month desperately trying to find the keys. Does he succeed? Read and find out!

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Reviewed by: Mary Michell on 5/21/2008

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