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Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Reason for Reading: YA Reading Challenge
Rating: 4.5/5

When you peruse this review, you will be asking yourself one question: should I read this book?

The answer is yes. End of review.

Just kidding. I can't give too much more information to you or I'll completely ruin the plot, and this one is worth savoring.

But here's the set up. A girl wakes up from a coma with no memory of anything before the coma.

I used to be someone. Someone named Jenna Fox.

That's what they tell me. But I am more than a name. More than they tell me. More than the facts and statistics they fill me with. More than the video clips they make me watch.

And what is the book about? It's about ethics. It's about what happens when a child is held to impossible standards. It's about how far a parent would go to save a child.

This book is somewhat like a mystery, as the reader follows along with Jenna as she tries to put the pieces together and make sense of her life. I found it pretty much impossible to put down, and I kept wanting to flip back and forth between the different clues we're given along the way.

The book has it's flaws. A cobbled on ending that ties up the ends a little too neatly. A character I expected to play a bigger part fizzled off. But they are minor. This is a great, thought-provoking read.

Other reviews:
The Hidden Side of a Leaf
nothing of importance
Becky's Book Reviews
Did you read this one? What did you think of the ending? Email me (so not to give away spoilers) boldblueadventure AT gmail DOT com


Nymeth said...

I so have to read this one.

Chris said...

I'm with Nymeth...I definitely have to read this one. I don't know why I still haven't got a copy. I think I'm the last person to now own one. It sounds phenomenal though, even though I really have no clue what it's about, lol.