The Adoration of Jenna Fox
By Mary E. Pearson
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805076684, 272pp.)
Publication Date: April 29, 2008
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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, 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