Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Published: 2008 by Henry Holt
Obtained: Library
Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a year-long coma, and she’s still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. Her parents show her home movies of her life, her memories, but she has no recollection. Is she really the same girl she sees on the screen?
Little by little, Jenna begins to remember. Along with the memories come questions – questions no one wants to answer for her. What really happened after the accident?
In this fascination novel, acclaimed author "Mary E. Pearson presents an unforgettable look at one human life and a glimpse into a possible future that may be closer than we think.

It’s really hard to say why I liked this book so much. I’ll try, but there are so many good things about this book, I don’t know quite where to begin.

So, the plot is basically this: Girl wakes up from year-long coma and doesn’t remember anything. She doesn’t know her name, how to act, what certain words mean, and who her family and friends are. This is a first-person narrative so the reader really struggles along side Jenna as she deals with just EVERYTHING.

Slowly she starts remembering her old life, and begins to really accept her life. Then she makes a discovery which turns her world upside, and this is where the novel explores futuristic themes.

I loved everything about Jenna. As she tried to get through some BIG issues, it was so fascinating and plain breath-taking. I couldn’t put it down.

AND, I found out this is the first in a “series” of sorts and that the next book is coming out this year!!!! So, now I’m really excited.

Rating: 10/10

Content Warnings: Kissing, some rude language.

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