Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Summary: Jenna Fox is 17 when she awakens in a new town from a car accident a year ago, remembering nothing but bouts of encyclopedic knowledge. She can remember entire book passages but not if she had ever had a best friend. As she begins to remember snippets of her life, she begins to wonder about the accident, and her family's bizarre behavior.

Thoughts: I loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox! Jenna, her family, and classmates are fascinating, as are the dynamics between them. While the novel is science fiction, it blends seamlessly into the current time period. Nothing about this novel is outrageous in any way. The most interesting point is what makes us human. Jenna's father had invented a substance that serves as artificial blood or organs, and the book looks quite thoroughly at the ethics of the practice. IWhat I love most about the novel was that it was impossible to peg what was going on until Jenna herself knew. The ending was also great!

Cover: I like the image. There seems to be a lot of these hands-holding-something type covers lately, but this one is treated more softly than the others.

Rating: 5 Stars

PS: The website for the book is really nice too!

16 comments:

  1. Yay! This is one of my favorite books.

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  2. I love this one too! Anything to do with disastrous future societies I love. It actually really made me think too.
    -amy

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  3. I am so glad that you enjoyed this novel!

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  4. I read a lot of realistic fiction and I'm trying to broaded my reading horizons, so I think I'll pick this book up! I like what they did with the hand and the butterfly too.

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  5. Great review! I haven't read this one yet, but it sounds really good!

    Amber

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  6. Priya: ^_^ Yeah!

    Amy: I found this one blended really seamlessly with present time!

    Lenore: Jenna love forever! <3

    Christina: I hope you've enjoyed it too!

    Iryna: I admire your broadening of the reading horizons! I get stuck into magic usually ^_^

    Amber: Thanks! I hope you like it if you read it ^_^

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  7. you know, I just realized that you were my first comment EVER? :D I like how each book you read you take a picture of it with you.

    excellent review, btw. :D

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  8. This sounds wonderful! I am definitely going to put that on my wish list.

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  9. This sounds fab. I am going to have to look out for it.

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    I have had this book on my TBR list. I love this type of story (loved The Giver). I've just requested it from my library.

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