Friday, January 31, 2014

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Publication Date: April 28, 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Pages: 266
Keywords: science fiction, genetics, amnesia
Other Books Reviewed: The Miles Between

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?

Guys, I received this book so long ago, and I vaguely remember reading it, but I don't think I actually really READ it. Because this time through, it kind of blew me away.

There's not a whole lot I can do plot-wise without being spoiler-y,  but I think what struck me most about this was the sentence style and the gorgeous prose Pearson used. Periodically, there were pages written in verse that led to extremely thoughtful chapters from the MC that really brought up a lot of interesting questions about ethics, and what to do if your friends lie on the other side of the argument. Some lines floored me with how poignant and real they were, and this brought up a lot of real-world issues as well.

The only thing that keeps me from giving this a 100% thumbs-up is it did move a little slower than most YA books. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I know a lot of people don't like when books aren't all action all the time. With this, the action has already happened. We're in the aftermath and in the dark with Jenna as she tries to piece together her life.

Read When : You want a good science fiction piece with some really intriguing questions that will make you want to discuss with as many people you can find that have read this book. 

Also, as a side note, my copy is signed and LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS!


  1. I enjoyed both the writing and the content of the book. Jenna as a character was well developed with a good voice and following her journey through what made her human was easy to identify with. The book had good use of language and description as well with a good ending. A bit predictable at times but I still enjoyed it and read the whole thing in a few hours.

  2. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson is a stunning, fascinating novel. This eye-opening story which openly explores the concept of identity will stay on your mind for a long, long time.

    Black Cloud


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