In one month, Jeremy Fink will turn thirteen. He collects mutant candy, he won't venture more than four blocks from his apartment if he can help it, and he definitely doesn't like surprises. On the other hand, his best friend, Lizzy, isn't afraid of anything, even if that might get her into trouble now and then.
Jeremy's summer takes an unexpected turn when a mysterious wooden box arrives in the mail. According to the writing on the box, it holds the meaning of life! Jeremy is supposed to open it on his thirteenth birthday. The problem is, the keys are missing, and the box is made so that only the keys will open it without destroying what is inside. Will Jeremy and Lizzie be able to find the keys and open the box?
It was one of my favorite novels. I loved how the characters were so distinct and how it was written. It had details, but it didn't drone on. It wasn't slow, but it wasn't too fast. It was perfect. The end was unexpacted, but it was amazing. I loved how it could really happen, and how Jeremy and Lizzie are so determined. In all, it was amazing.
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