"While Jeremy is the focus of the third-person narrative, his growing interest in a girl and involvement in coeducational sports activities—cross-country track and rope skipping—will add interest for all readers of this poignant tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Still mourning the death of his father, Jeremy finds that his new life in Toronto is made more difficult by an impulsive classmate, his assigned partner in a long-term science project that involves the mealworms of the title.
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