Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy MassDNF at page The only reason why it got two stars is because some of the descriptions and characters are well done. This is a story about a boy who receives a box with the words The Meaning of Life: for Jeremy Fink to open on his 13th birthday. The keys to open it, however, are not there. He and his friend Lizzy start off to find the keys.
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
The story follows twelve-year-old Jeremy Fink and his neighbor Lizzy Muldoun as they attempt to retrieve four keys that unlock a wooden box delivered one month before Jeremy's 13th birthday. The novel contains information that provides a connection to Every Soul a Star , [ citation needed ] a children's novel also by Wendy Mass. One month before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink and his best friend Lizzy Muldoun were out in his New York City apartment when the mailman delivers a package addressed to Jeremy's mom. Lizzy convinces him to open the package. An accompanying note explains that the friend taking care of the box lost all of the keys. Determined to open the box, Jeremy and Lizzy contact a locksmith who explains that he is unable to pick the locks or break the box open without destroying the box and possibly its contents. The two friends set a goal to find the keys by the end of the summer so Jeremy can still open the box on his thirteenth birthday.
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Philosophy for 'tweens. - What is the meaning of life?
Jeremy Fink has big plans for this summer with his best friend Lizzy, a notorious troublemaker and no, he does not have a secret crush on her. He has everything he needs within a few blocks of his home so he never has to leave his little neighborhood. And this summer, he officially becomes a teenager. The four keys needed to open the box are lost, setting Jeremy and Lizzy off on a quest to find them somewhere in the vastness of New York City. Along the way, they soon discover something about themselves in their search for the keys to the meaning of life. She delights young audience with her quirky characters that are easy to relate to. Along the way they encounter a host of zany characters whose lifestyles give them pause.