Jeremy Fink And The Meaning Of Life by Wendy Mass is a charming tale of an odd young man who ended up capturing my heart. Jeremy Fink is turning thirteen and he wonders if he’ll make it as a teenager. He tends to stay close to home, doesn’t enjoy surprises and collects of all things odd, mutant candy. Lizzy, his best friend, is his polar opposite.
A mysterious box arrives for him to open on his birthday and supposedly hold the meaning of life. Unfortunately the four keys needed to open it are missing. So, the adventure begins. It leads Jeremy to meet with an odd bunch of characters and eventually on an emotional journey were he learns about himself. This is a must read.