Annotations for Mealworm Diaries


Baker & Taylor
Jeremy struggles to cope with his father's death after moving to a new school in Toronto, where he is paired with a hyperactive boy for a science project on mealworms.

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Orca Book Publishers
Loss, grief and an annoying classmate make Jeremy's adjustment to life in a new city particularly difficult.

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Orca Book Publishers
Mealworms are small creatures that live in dark secret places. Jeremy is a bit like that when he leaves his home in rural Nova Scotia and moves to Toronto with his mother. Lots of things keep him from enjoying his new life, but the worst is his science partner, Aaron, who is more annoying than sand in a bathing suit. Jeremy is also burdened by the secret he carries about the motorcycle accident that injured him and killed his father. Although Jeremy is haunted by his past, he starts to feel at home in Toronto when he realizes he has some skills he can share with his classmates. And when his mealworm project yields some surprising results, Jeremy is finally able to talk about his part in the fatal accident.

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