Recommended by Elizabeth (13 year old girl)
The great thing about this book is that there is both a boy and a girl main character. Jeremy shares his spotlight with his best friend Lizzy. A creative book filled with mysteries and small adventures, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is the ultimate coming of age book. You know I never like to give too much away, and I never read the back of a book before I have finished the whole thing...they always give way too much information. So all I will say is that this is a very good read, with great characters and much more to it than a search for some missing keys.
by Jacqueline Woodson
JJ This book did not grasp me. It had so much potential but it just seemed to skirt on the edges of the story without really getting to the meat of it. For example...it wasn't until the second or third chapter that I realized the main character was a girl! Told in the perspective of a young black girl in 1971 a white boy comes to her all black school and supposedly changes everybody. I just didn't get into it that much. I didn't feel any pull to the characters or the plot.