Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life
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Let me explain: In this book, Jeremy Fink is a 12-year-old who receives a mysterious box that his father, who died several years before, had arranged to be delivered to him the summer before his 13th birthday. It requires four keys to open, but they are missing. In it, according to a note from his father, is "the meaning of life." Jeremy and his best friend, Lizzy, end up looking ...more
Here's my issue. You don't title a book with "...the Meaning of Life" unless you really have something good as the meaning of life. Or a really good reason why the meaning of life becomes the journey or something like that. However, when you have one really important dea ...more
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Jeremy Fink is a 12 year old boy and his best friend’s name is Lizzy. Lizzy and Jeremy do everything together. Jeremy and Lizzy live in the same apartment in New York City. Jeremy’s dad gave him a box to open on his 13th birthday which is coming close. Throughout the story the two best friends have to find the keys (that they don’t even know exist) to open the box. While they are on th ...more
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Until we got lost.
That wasn’t so much fun.
Jeremy Fink in the book, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, by Wendy Mass, is the opposite of me. He likes comfort so much he won’t even eat anything other than peanut butter sandwiches and macaroni and cheese. It is ...more
Anyway, this book is a really perfect summer-in-middle-school book. It features a weird kid and his weird friend, but the great part is throughout the book you realize that everyone in this ...more
How can anyone not be immediately drawn to a book with an opening sentence like that?
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life documents the life Jeremy Fink and his best friend, Lizzy, as they attempt to find the keys to a box that contains the meaning of life. Along the way they discover important things about themselves, their friendship, and of course life. They also encounter many unique characters that will aid them on their search and leave a lasting impressio ...more
I bought this for my son, but it was so cute, I found myself reading it long into the night. It's been awhile since I read a kids' book that didn't insult the intelligence of the child reading while also respecting parents' wishes and keeping foul language, overt sexuality, alternate lifestyles or disrespect for certain political or religious beliefs out of the equation. This one is for EVERYONE.
Here, you have some extremely well-written characters, loads of humor, a c ...more
É uma história bonita, bem contada e correspondeu exactamente às expectativas que eu tinha quando o encomendei.
Recomendado a jovens de 12-14 anos, sobretudo aos que se questionam sobre o que estamos aqui a fazer...
*School Library Journal says it's for grades 5-7.
I enjoyed this book. As the reviewer remarked, some students may find parts tedious. The book works well with students of various ages. I would use this book as a read aloud with seniors.
Loved that the content was appropriate for something marked "juvenile literature."
This book reminds me of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. (Heather, I didn't see your comment/ recommendation until I posted this, so we're on the same track.) ...more
"Maybe some things aren't meant to be known. Maybe they're just meant to be accepted." Jeremy Fink
Sebulan menjelang hari ulang tahunnya yang ketigabelas, Jeremy Fink mendapat sebuah kotak yang bertuliskan untuk dirinya dan arti kehidupan. Ibunya mengirim kotak itu ke Harold, teman ayahnya, seminggu setelah ayah Jeremy meninggal. Harold kehilangan satu set kuncinya. Bersama Lizzy, sahabatnya, Jeremy berusaha menemukan kunci-kunci tersebut.
Berbagai cara dilakukan oleh Jeremy dan Lizzy. Samp...more
Kurz vor seinem 13. Geburtstag bekommt Jeremy eine Kasette seines verstorbenen Vaters. Doch das ist nicht irgendeine Kassette: sie hat 4 Schlösser mit 4 verschiedenen, verschollenen Schlüsseln, doch das Beste: die Kiste beinhaltet den Sinn des Lebens! Um die Schlüssel zu finden und die Kassette zu öffnenen müssen Jeremy und seine beste Freundin Lizzy quer durch New York fahren. Doch es läuft nicht alles nach Plan und sie werden von der Polizei zu Sozialstunden bei einem Pfandleihhaus veru ...more
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The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?"
The old man replied simply, "The one you feed.”