The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Pearson, Mary

Paperback - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
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.

Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2009
ISBN: 9780312594411
Branch Call Number: FIC P
Characteristics: 266, [19] p. ; 21 cm.


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Jun 12, 2014
  • im_that_girl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

the thoughts are true. its frustrating for her to be that way when her brain tells her shes supposed to be perfect and perfect is something even she cannot reach. jenna is torn and shes forced to be something even when its really not her. this Is a brilliantly frustrating book.

May 25, 2014
  • Violet_Otter_9 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite books, you will not expect the outcomes. Young Jenna Fox was in a car accident and is put in a coma. She's supposed to be at home recovering but one small piece at a time is restored to Jennas brain when she does things she isn't supposed to be doing and knowing what she's not supposed to be knowing.

Oct 10, 2013

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!!!

Sep 09, 2013
  • 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.

Jul 16, 2013
  • 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.

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.

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

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.

Jun 12, 2012

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.

Mar 31, 2012

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.

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

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

Dec 11, 2011
  • Mauve_Cat_65 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mauve_Cat_65 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jun 11, 2011
  • 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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Jul 04, 2014
  • the_reading_shell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was an AMAZING read!!! It is about a girl, Jenna, surviving and dealing with her emotions after being in a year long coma after a terrible car accident. The book also talks about humanity and love-- how far can a parent try to save their child? Although this book is a bit intense and nightmarish, I actually LOVED it. I will defiantly read more books like this one in the future.

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?

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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Jul 04, 2014
  • the_reading_shell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“There is the staying.
Staying because of Kara and Locke and all that they will never
be except trapped.
Staying because for them, time is running out and I am their
their last chance.
Staying for the old Jenna and all she owes Kara and Locke and maybe all the new Jenna owes them, too.
Staying because of ten percent and all I hope I might be.
Staying because of Mr. Bender’s erased life and regrets.
Staying for connection.
Staying because two me
is enough to make one of me
worth nothing at all.
And staying because maybe Lily does love the new Jenna
as much as the old one, after all.
Because maybe, given time, people do change,
maybe laws change.
Maybe we all change.”

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."

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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Jul 13, 2012
  • 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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