The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

by Mary E. Pearson


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?
This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson’s vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication.

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“Some things aren’t meant to be known. Only believed.”

I love to read good books.
This is one of them.
I was a bit suspicious about it after seeing that the reviews were not that great, so I was a bit afraid to read it.. I love surprises too.

If you want a lot of action, this is not a book for you.
If you want something really funny, this is not a book for you.
If you want a ‘teen-love story’ this is not a book for you.
If you want something about future and technology and stuff like that.. well, you got it, this is not for you either.

This is a book about being human, about being alive, about second chances, about how precious the memories are, about life, about “how far will a parent go for a child”..

I loved to see how the memories came back to Jenna, I loved to see her realize the truth, and even if it is written in a strange/different style I loved that too about it.

I liked Jenna (mostly). I liked the fact that her thoughts came in bits, short propositions sometimes not related one with another. I liked Lily. I liked Ethan and I loved the fact that it was not that kind of “I see you I am madly in love with you” story or that “I am a teenager in love so I only think about that boy” story either. And I liked the ending, even if I think that it was a bit too fast compared to everything else in this book.

The only think that I missed (and wanted so badly in the end) was some sense of responsibility from Jenna’s part. I wished for her to understand that it was not all about her feelings (they made her think she was the center of the world so she acted like that and made some bad judgements), I wanted her to realize that all those people (starting with her parents) risked everything for her and she was about to make them lose it all. Some part of me wanted her to know this, to care more about the others..

But all in one – I loved this book.

“Where we are going, I don’t know. It doesn’t seem to be the place that is important but the steps in between.”

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2 responses to “The Adoration of Jenna Fox”

  1. Varenya S. says:

    Wonderful review! I always come to this site and look at the reviews before reading a book.

    • Ari says:

      Oh, thank you so much for your kind words, they mean so much to me ^_^
      I hope that you liked the book, i still need to read the other 2 in the series.

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