Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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

Genre: science fiction
Series and Book #: Jenna Fox Chronicles #1
Pages: 265

Everything is different.

Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year-long comma—so she’s been told—and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. But what happened before that? She’s been given home movies chronicling her entire life, which spark memories to surface. But are the memories really hers? And why won’t anyone in her family talk about the accident? Jenna is becoming more curious. Bust she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her questions.

What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she, really?


This was such a breathtaking read. It's very thought-provoking and raises many questions such as What if? and But why?

Jenna was an intensely strong MC. She was curious and smart and so honest. Since she didnt' remember anything, including feelings, she didn't know how to hurt ones feelings and she didn't realize certain words and actions did hurt others. As she tries to discover herself, she learns more of the "other Jenna" and as she digs deeper into her existence, she learns more and more about who she was and who she's becoming. I loved learning about Jenna. She was a fascinating character to get to know.

The futuristic setting was awesome. Mary did an amazing job of explaining the technological advances that had taken place. Mostly, it was futuristic by way of science and medicine, but there was that undertone of what has happened politically, economically, and socially.

Overall, this was a truly magnificent read with a memorable MC. Jenna raised many questions about herself and the medical world she lived in. Mary was very good at having her characters stick to you and make you care about them. Her novel really begged the question, If you could live forever, would you? This was an amazing book and I can't wait for the sequel, The Fox Inheritance.

The Cover: I love how it's depicting Jenna slowly piecing herself together. It's very symbolic.

The Fox Inheritance is released August 30, 2011

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