Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Published by Henry Holt & Co.
Release Date: April 29th 2008
Pages: 266
My Rating: 5/5 stars

Summary: (From Goodreads)
 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.

My Review:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox was a great read that is highly enjoyable and very interesting.

17- year old Jenna Fox has just woken up from what her parents tell her was a year long coma after an accident. Though her parents give her the videos about her life, she cannot remember who she was. Can Jenna uncover her memories? If she can, are they really hers? Is there a big secret about her own survival after the accident?

I was surprised by this book. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a very interesting read, and is set in a time 50 years from now. Medical technology, computer technology have been advanced, and there are simple mentions throughout the book of how the last polar bear died, and other events that may possibly happen in our future. This book was very detailed, particuliarly in the prospect of the medical technology. It is interesting, but I have to admit, it does take a bit to understand exactly how it all works. I had to read things over a few times.

I think part of my favorite aspect of this story was the medical aspect to it. Advanced medical technology was so interesting in this book. But my absolute favorite part was one of the main questions in this book: How far would you go to save someone you love? It's such a thought provoking question, one that makes you really question yourself. The futuristic world of The Adoration of Jenna Fox was a somewhat creative and perfect landscape for the novel to be set in. It wraps itself well around the main question.
Jenna Fox is an intriguing character, and a very great read considering the fact that she cannot remember who she is. This book is told in first person present, and it really contributes to the fact that she is so full of questions, but is so confused about herself that she does not even know where the begin. I found her a very likeable character.

There are so many surpirses in this book, starting with the big one, and then proceding to smaller surprises. The plot may be a little easy to guess, but it is hard to guess exactly how it would come to that event. Like I said, medical technology is very important in this book, and contributes alot to the plot in the book.

In the beginning of each chapter, there are very beautiful and well written poems that contribute to the story. The Adoration of Jenna Fox, which is the perfect title, asks questions which would

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