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Monday, June 30, 2008

Book Report: Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

I read Wendy Mass's book A Mango-shaped Space last year and really enjoyed it. So I thought I'd read some of her other books. I really really enjoyed this book. It reminded me a lot of a young adult version of Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close which I also enjoyed. I must have, I actually remember reading it.

Both books involve a slightly odd teenage/pre-teen boy in New York whose father has died and the boy travels the city on a scavenger hunt of sorts to discover stuff about himself and his dad and life. In Mass's book the boy is looking for four keys to a box his dad left for him to open on his 13th birthday. In Foer's book, the main character finds a key among his dad's possessions and is searching to find out what it opens.

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