Jeremy Fink And The Meaning Of Life

Jeremy Fink And The Meaning Of Life

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In one month Jeremy Fink will turn thirteen. But does he have what it takes to be a teenager? He collects mutant candy, he won't venture more than four blocks from his apartment if he can help it, and he definitely doesn't like surprises. On the other hand, his best friend, Lizzy, isn't afraid of anything, even if that might get her into trouble now and then.

Jeremy's summer takes an unexpected turn when a mysterious wooden box arrives in the mail. According to the writing on the box, it holds the meaning of life! Jeremy is supposed to open it on his thirteenth birthday. The problem is, the keys are missing, and the box is made so that only the keys will open it without destroying what's inside. Jeremy and Lizzy set off to find the keys, but when one of their efforts goes very wrong, Jeremy starts to lose hope that he'll ever be able to open the box. But he soon discovers that when you're meeting people named Oswald Oswald and using a private limo to deliver unusual objects to strangers all over the city, there might be other ways of finding out the meaning of life.

Lively characters, surprising twists, and thought-provoking ideas make Wendy Mass's latest novel an unforgettable read.


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Nov 28, 2017

What was inside the box was the perfect way to tie up the story! The thought that was put into this book is astonishing. I'm not surprised considering what other books Wendy Mass has written! Each of them is amazing and should be read at once by whoever is reading my comment. Go now! Read!

Nov 02, 2016

Loved how his dad went through a lot to set up this plan! As you flip each page, you will find yourself wanting more.

Jul 15, 2016

Recommended to me by a friend, this book turned out to be a great read aloud for my 5th and 6th graders.

Nov 30, 2015

this was the most amazing book i have ever read. I spent a whole weekend reading it!
I recomend it for 10 and up!

Jun 23, 2015

i hated how the ending was so lame, but other than that the book was fun and interesting.

Aug 02, 2014

I loved this book , it was so touching and interesting . The relationships and everything , with the quotes too .

May 27, 2014

i thought it was nice and cool that his dad put all of this together for him that's a awesome dad.

Jan 05, 2013

A really exciting read

May 20, 2012

I loved this book- it was really touching and interesting.
I loved all the relationships and people Jeremy and Lizzy met...
I got some really fantastic quotes for my quote book out of it too, which is so exciting!
I loved this book!

olson_ys Feb 20, 2012

Twelve-year-old Jeremy Fink has received an early birthday present from his dead father; a wooden box apparently containing the meaning of life. Confused? So is he. Before he died, Jeremy’s father arranged for the box to be given to him on his thirteenth birthday. The problem is that the box cannot be opened without the specific keys made for it and those keys, it seems, have gone missing. Thrilled to receive this final gift from his father and desperate to open it in time for his birthday, Jeremy enlists the help of his best friend Lizzie to help him search. The two friends may be as different as night and day but together they embark on an exciting, and often very frustrating, journey through flea markets, talent shows, abandoned offices and even the New York subway. Their goal may be finding those four keys but along the way they learn a little something about themselves, the world around them and, ultimately, the real meaning of life.

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Brown_Snake_7 Jul 16, 2014

“Reach for the stars and even if you miss you will land among the stars”

Brown_Snake_7 Jul 16, 2014

“Maybe some things aren't meant to be known. maybe there just meant to be accepted.”


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