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Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson




The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles #1) 
by Mary E. Pearson
Genre: Young Adult (Science Fiction/Dystopian)
Date Published: April 29, 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?

This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication.


The Adoration of Jenna Fox is the first book in the Jenna Fox Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson. This was a quick read for me as it pulled me right into its world from the start. It's told from Jenna's perspective, and told in such a way that I could really see it happening in our future. It took things that are happening today and gave them consequences tomorrow. I found it to be very believable. I completely understand how a technology like this would be just as scary as it is exciting. This story makes you think. Jenna was a great character. She's shy and meek in the beginning..just goes with the flow. As the book progresses she really comes out of her shell. I felt for Jenna as she figures out who she is again. I felt for her parents, because no one should have to lose a child. Every character was significant to the story. I would love to learn more about Dean. What's going in in that head of his? As a bonus, there were many messages hidden within these pages, and I thought they told some things that need to be said.

I won The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson through the Crazy Dream Blog.The opinions in this review are my own.



I look at my fingers again, the ones that trembled and shook just a few days ago at Mr. Bender's kitchen table. I bring them together, fingertip to fingertip, like a steeple. Each one perfect by appearance. But something is not . . . right. Something that I still have no word for. It is a dull twisting that snakes through me. Is this a tangled feeling that everyone my age feels? Or is it different? Am I different? I slide my steepled fingers, slowly, watching them interlace. Trying to interlace, like a clutched desperate prayer, but again, I feel like the hands I am lacing are not my own, like I have borrowed them from a twelve-fingered monster. And yet, when I count them, yes, there are ten. Ten exquisitely perfect, beautiful fingers. I look at my fingers again, the ones that trembled and shook just a few days ago at Mr. Bender's kitchen table. I bring them together, fingertip to fingertip, like a steeple. Each one perfect by appearance. But something is not . . . right. Something that I still have no word for. It is a dull twisting that snakes through me. Is this a tangled feeling that everyone my age feels? Or is it different? Am I different? I slide my steepled fingers, slowly, watching them interlace. Trying to interlace, like a clutched desperate prayer, but again, I feel like the hands I am lacing are not my own, like I have borrowed them from a twelve-fingered monster. And yet, when I count them, yes, there are ten. Ten exquisitely perfect, beautiful fingers.





author
Mary E. Pearson is the award-winning author of The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Miles Between, A Room on Lorelei, and Scribbler of Dreams.  She writes full-time from her home office in California where she lives with her husband and two golden retrievers.

To learn more about Mary E. Pearson and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


1 comment :

  1. I'm glad you liked this one so much. I have been dying to read this.

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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