Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

When Jeremy Fink was 8 years old, his father died in an automobile accident. To many this was not a surprise. After all, a fortune-teller had predicted his death by the age of 40 and he was 39 when he died. Jeremy is now almost 13 and he has never stopped missing his dad. One day he and his best friend Lizzy are hanging out on the steps of their apartment building when the mailman delivers a package addressed to his mother. Beset with curiosity, they open the package to discover a letter and a strange, locked wooden box engraved with the words "THE MEANING OF LIFE: FOR JEREMY FINK TO OPEN ON HIS 13TH BIRTHDAY." The letter explains that the box was entrusted to a lawyer until Jeremy turned 13, but unfortunately the lawyer had lost the keys. Jeremy and Lizzy soon discover that the keys to the box will be unique and the box cannot possibly be opened without them. So the adventure begins as they search for some keys that might fit. Throughout the summer they will almost get arrested, they will turn long-lost items to their owners, and they might just find out the meaning of life. I really enjoyed this one. It's got adventure, but most of all it has heart. The ending was neat, but oh so satisfying. I think Jeremy Fink will appeal to many students in my school.

1 comment:

Paige :) said...

This is a great book. I'm doing a book report in the form of a 'cereal box' on it. And to create the front cover, I purchased skeleton keys off of eBay. You will love the book i guarantee it! :)