Monday, January 21, 2008

Mass, Wendy. Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life

Mass, Wendy. Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life.Little Brown, 2007 [0-316-05829-7//978-0316-05829-2]
Jeremy Fink's father had died long before his 13th birthday and one month before this birthday he receives a package with contains a locked box engraved with "The Meaning of Life - do not open until your 13th birthday." Jeremy finds out the box was prepared way before his father's early death. Unfortunately the box is locked with 4 keyholes and no keys. The bulk of this 289 page book is the story of Jeremy and his friend Lizzie as they go on a series of adventures to find the keys before his 13th birthday. On the way, they meet many interesting characters.. all with their own "meaning of life." The book has a wonderful surprise ending on Jeremy's thirteenth birthday where you find something wonderful about his dad and his dad's friends. This is a wonderful adventure book with a touching ending. Don't miss it!


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