June 24, 2009

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 7:36 pm by suebe2

jennaThe Adoration of Jenna Fox  (AR 3.8 )

by Mary E. Pearson

(Henry Holt)

Check out this young adult novel for a story straight from today’s headlines. 

Jenna doesn’t know who she is.   She’s been told that these people are her parents and her grandmother, but she doesn’t remember them.  Her father tells her that she’s been in a coma for a year and that it will take time for her memories to return.

To help this process along, her mother gives her a series of video disks, each documenting the notable events that happened in one year of Jenna’s life.  In spite of her grandmother’s encouragement to skip to the last disk, Jenna watches them in order, observing a series of birthday parties, vacations and dance recitals.  It seems bizarre that she once pirouetted across the stage when her feet now feel so awkward.

When Jenna’s memories start to return, she remembers things she shouldn’t, things that happened when she was an infant and even before her birth.  What is going on?  And why will no one talk about her accident? 

I don’t want to give anything away but there is a romance, friendship and some amazing discoveries as Jenna finds her way back into the world.  Themes include medical research, medical ethics, modern healthcare, religion and just what makes us us



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  1. […] The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.   Just how far is too far to save someone you love? […]

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