The Adoration of Jenna Fox
by Mary E. Pearson
Genre: Science Fiction
Big Themes: Medicine, Technology, Science, Parental Love, Humanity, Friendship, Loyalty, Identity
***Grad School Text***
Summary: Jenna Fox wakes from a coma after a car accident with no memory of who she is. Is she the same Jenna Fox as before? Who was Jenna Fox? Why does her grandmother treat her like a stranger? Where are her friends? Why are her parents so worried and cautious?
What I Liked:
I went into this book knowing very little. I knew it was classified as science fiction. And I knew what I’d read on the book jacket. And I knew people loved it. I’m so glad that’s all I knew because it was a joy of a discovery. So I won’t say much to spoil the book because if you haven’t read it, you need to.
The characters are beautifully captured and real. The science fiction elements are plausible and well woven. The plot has excellent surprises and twists, but when you look back, all the hints and foreshadowing were carefully laid by the author. Much like the cover, the book is a satisfying puzzle coming together.
This book would make an excellent book club selection (especially for a mother/daughter book club) and would foster great discussion. I can’t wait to discuss it in class this summer!
Disliked? Probably nothing.
My Rating: Five big beautiful stars for Jenna Fox. Read it.