The Adoration of Jenna Fox
A Guest Review by Teen Room Staff Valerie...
"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."
Jenna Fox has just woken up from a coma. She can’t remember where she is, who her family is, or even who she used to be. While her personal memories are blank, she can remember the facts of the world she left behind. From the moment she woke up, she has been given disks to watch. These are disks of her past life containing moments from birth to the year she entered her coma. As she watches the disks, she learns so much about a girl she is supposed to be. In reality, she is just trying to figure herself out in a world that may not be what it seems. Can she trust these people she calls Mom and Dad? Can she even believe in herself?
The story of Jenna Fox is unlike anything I have ever read. It doesn’t fit into any genre. This is actually one of the great things about this book. It has aspects of so many genres put into the story that is can interest many different teens. It brings in traits of science fiction, coming of age, teen love, and most importantly taking each moment and appreciating all that it can give you. Another great thing about this book is that none of the characters are perfect. A reader won’t automatically love them. This is because they are realistic. Pearson takes her time to make the characters and their actions believable.
I would recommend this book to a younger reader who isn’t exactly sure of what they like to read. This book is a good opener of many different genres without being overwhelming. I would give this book a 3 ½ out of 5 stars.