September 20, 2009

The Adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary E. Pearson

Young Adult
Pages: 272
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: April 29, 2008

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?

I was not expecting to read a science-fiction book at all. But this book impressed me. It has so many great messages within its pages, its hard to remember them all. It's a novel about finding your identity, about family love, about mistakes you need to live with, and more. I loved the way it was written and structured with its short scenes without chapters and the gray pages. Sometimes it got somewhat confusing, though. But in overall it was really good.

The characters are good. Jenna feels incredibly real as does Lily. The plot is full of surprises and never gives you what you are expecting. I got to the part where I had no idea what would happen. It;s a book that leaves you a lot to think about. I cant stop wondering how the medical future could change and improve, imagining if 50 years from now things could be so different. If you enjoy sci-fi, or you are thrilled by new concepts you should read this.


  1. Great review! Seems interesting...

  2. I read it earlier in the year and I really enjoyed it too. I couldn't put it down- I had to know what had happened!

  3. I'm glad you liked this book, it's one of my all-time favourites. I completely second your recommendation!

  4. I really liked this book..for me it was also about how far are we willling to go for our love ones...when is the time to let go..and how difficult this could be..:) Great always!

  5. Sounds good! I've heard of it but never really knew what it was,AND! We've got an award for you here!


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