One month before his birthday, a mysterious locked box arrives for Jeremy Fink. The inscription on the box reads THE MEANING OF LIFE: FOR JEREMY FINK TO OPEN ON HIS 13TH BIRTHDAY; however, the keys to the box are missing. The box was prepared and saved for Jeremy by his father who died nearly five years earlier, but Jeremy has no way to open it.
With the help of his best friend Lizzy, Jeremy begins a quest to find the keys and open the box. During their search, the two friends have interesting experiences and meet a wide variety of people as they strive to find the meaning of life. Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is perfect for tweens who are beginning to question their purpose and where they fit in the world. The story is engaging and Jeremy and Lizzy are characters easily understood by their pre-teen readers. This is an uplifting, inspirational, and exciting read.