Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Who is Jenna Fox?

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.

A year and a half after the accident, seventeen year old Jenna Fox awakens. She doesn’t remember much about her life, but slowly starts to recall more and more details. Some of those details don’t make sense, such as the fine points of her baptism as an infant. Other particulars of her recovery don’t make sense either, such as why her family is now living in California when her parents’ careers are centered in Boston.

As time goes by, Jenna remembers more and more, causing her to question who – or what – is Jenna Fox.

This quick read is set in a not so distant future. So much of it can easily be imagined as happening within our younger generations’ lifetimes. The reality of the story makes it all the more compelling and even a bit scary.

The storyline brings to light some very difficult questions that could open up a wonderful debate. What would you do to save someone you love? How much control over the medical field should the government have?

I would have liked to know a bit more about some of the secondary characters, especially Dean.

Another Jenna Fox book will hit the shelves later this year. Publication of The Fox Inheritance (The Jenna Fox Chronicles) is set for August 30, 2011.

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