Monday, July 27, 2009

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

I am going to attempt to summarize this book in three sentences:

1. Jeremy Fink, science lover and collector of mutant candy, has in his possession a beautiful, yet mystifying box that can only be opened with four special keys, which are no where to be found.
2. The box contains "the meaning of life" and is to be opened on his 13th birthday.
3. His father, who died in a tragic car accident, left the box for Jeremy in his will.
A mysterious box. Missing keys. The meaning of life.


Thought so.

Wendy Mass, who is also the author of Every Soul a Star, has a great blog AND website.
I highly suggest you check them both out. (You know, in between devouring this book and starting your own mutant candy collection.)

Recipe to Read By: Mary's Chocolate Chip PB Cup Cookies
Jeremy Fink, aficionado of all things sweet and gooey, believes that all life's problems can be solved with a little sugar. And peanut butter.

-Nestle Tollhouse refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (or any other similar product)
-Reece's peanut butter cups, unwrapped. (Be sure to look for any mutants.)

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Bake cookies as directed on package for seven minutes.
-Remove hot cookies from oven and press a Reese's PB cup into the center of each one.
(Careful not to touch the actual cookie--those chocolate chips are HOT and looking to scorch any wayward fingers!)
-Return cookies to oven until golden brown around the edges.

*Note: This also works with other types of bite-size chocolate bars and cookie dough. I don't think Jeremy would mind too much if you experimented, as long as you stash a handful of candy in your pocket for later.

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