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The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Pearson, Mary (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox


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In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.
Authors: Pearson, Mary (Mary E.)
Title: The adoration of Jenna Fox
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt,, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 266 p. ;,20 cm.
Summary: In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.
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ISBN: 9780805076684
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Comment by: thursdaynext Report This Jan 21, 2011

This was one of those books that stuck with me for a while after I finished it. I loved the plot of the book: how far would you go to protect the ones you love? How far is too far? It read a little like a mystery, which kept me turning the pages. The end seemed a bit too neatly wrapped up for my tastes, but overall this was an enjoyable read.


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This book was by far the best book I have ever read!!! I always get too bored by the first page...well... after the first page...I was already so interested by this book , I am so excited for the next books that I am going to get by Mary E Pearson! Kudos to you Mary!!!

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  • tocch101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A good read, with interesting ideas about the future of biotech and what it means to be human and humane.

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  • kristen89 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

How far parents will go to keep their miracle child, going against the law and into hiding allow Jenna to lead a somewhat normal life until she discovers what her parents did and what she is. A story of love and the consequences of reckless actions.

Report This Mar 28, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This novel is a great little piece of science fiction. Set in a world that is only slightly in our future, Jenna's efforts to figure out who she is deftly explore the issues of identity, humanity, and grapples with the relationships that ultimately define us. Written in a slightly disjointed style, it takes a little getting used to but ultimately really works to reflect Jenna's fragmented reality. My only complaint is that the final chapter was too tidy, tying everything up neatly with a bow when ending on the previous chapter would have made for a more ambiguous but ultimately satisfying ending.

Report This Jan 19, 2013
  • JennaSS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amazing book, except the relationship between other people were very akward to read at times

Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • JessicaGMei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is grippingly intense and readers undergo a remarkable adventure to determine who Jenna Fox really is.

Great read for my 13year old daughter and I about how far parents will go for love of a child. It is a sci-fi spin on this theme.

Had to read this for a university children's lit class. It did get me page turning at first, but the trite, teenage relationships read a little too much like wish-fulfillment (like the terrible stuff I used to write when I was 15!). Good for younger readers, I suppose. I would've been allll over that when I was younger.

Report This Jan 12, 2012
  • LifefilledNights rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely adored this book! i can't wait for the movie (At least i hear there's gonna be a movie...)

Report This Oct 18, 2011
  • BookFairy119 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is an overlooked gem in the YA genre. Part dystopian, part sci-fi, and all gripping.

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  • JessicaGMei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

JessicaGMei thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20

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  • Mauve_Cat_65 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • akleung rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

akleung thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 17

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Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • JessicaGMei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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?

Report This Jun 19, 2012
  • Red_Alligator_1299 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jenna Fox was an ordinary girl with an ordinary life. But then she had an accident. She awakens a year later only to wonder who, or rather what, she is. Her so called nanny will hardly speak to her, and when her parents do, they seem a little too careful with their choice of words. As time passes, Jenna calls to question not who she is, but rather what. In a world brimming with new technology and a page turning plot, dark secrets are revealed.

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  • JessicaGMei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: The part when it is announced that her parents saved only 10% of her brain.

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Report This Jul 13, 2012
  • JessicaGMei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The accident was over a year ago. I've been awake for two weeks. Over a year has vanished. I've gone from sixteen to seventeen. A second woman has been elected president. A twelfth planet has been named in the solar system. The last wild polar bear has died. Headline news that couldn't stir me. I slept through it all."

Report This Jun 11, 2011
  • akleung rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

"There is something curious about where we live. Something curious about Lily. Something curious about Father and his nightly phone calls with Mother. And certainly something curious about me. Why can I remember the details of the French Revolution but I can't remember if I ever had a best friend?"

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