The Adoration of Jenna Fox
By Mary E. Pearson
(Square Fish, Paperback, 9780312594411, 288pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
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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. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. The Miles Between was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and The Adoration of Jenna Fox was listed as a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams. Pearson studied at Long Beach State University and San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.
* “Raises the ante in unexpected ways until the very last page.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “This is a beautiful blend of science fiction, medical thriller, and teen-relationship novel that melds into a seamless whole that will please fans of all three genres.”—School Library Journal, starred review
* “Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Readers will respond eagerly to this provocative novel.”—Kirkus Reviews, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Special
“What will hold readers most are the moral issues of betrayal, loyalty, sacrifice, and survival.”—Booklist
“Fascinating and thought provoking.”—Kliatt
“This novel is truly unlike any other I have ever read and is a breath of fresh air in the often predictable world of teen literature.”—ELLEgirl
“This is an amazingly powerful, thought-provoking, just brilliant novel.”—Teen Book Review
“An extraordinarily fine novel.”—VOYA
“Gut-punch plot twists.”—The Seattle Times