The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)

Hardcover, 266 pages
Published April 29th 2008
 by Henry Holt and Co.
literary awards
 
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.

This novel asks the question, what really make someone human and how far do you let science interfere to save a life? The story is told all from Jenna Fox’s point of view. I simply found this book very captivating right from the very beginning. It is a little slow to start but it has to be, in order to set the foundation for the story.

  I  do have very strong opinions about this book and science and the things that take place in the novel.  I don’t want to get into all of my thoughts because it would give too much of the story away.  I  will say that I believe every day on earth is a blessing and should be cherished no matter how you are facing it unless of course you have to face it in a vegetative state.  This book will spark may awesome discussions. I think it would be great if assigned by teachers or read for book clubs across the world. This book gets your mind thinking and asking questions and isn’t that what a great book should do?  I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

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