Sunday, June 08, 2008

Adoration of Jenna Fox

Pearson, Mary. E. 2008. The Adoration of Jenna Fox.

I used to be someone. Someone named Jenna Fox. That's what they tell me. But I am more than a name. More than they tell me. More than the facts and statistics they fill me with. More than the video clips they make me watch. More. But I'm not sure what. (1)

And so begins The Adoration of Jenna Fox one of the most original and amazing coming-of-age stories that I've read in quite a while. Who is Jenna Fox? Why is her life, her past such a mystery? It all began with a car accident. A coma. Who is she now? What does she want to be? Why are there so many pieces that don't quite add up?

The Adoration of Jenna Fox had me at hello. And there's a good chance it will have you at hello as well. It's well written. It's pacing is incredible. And the writing? Amazing! And it's definitely definitely recommended.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Jeane said...

It sounds something like I Am the Cheese. Have you read that one?

Lenore Appelhans said...

I have this one on my shelf - I hope to get to it soon!

Dewey said...

Can't wait to read this!

Laura H said...

I just finished this book last night. It was so interesting. I think you are doing some kind of challenge with this book. I would loved to get in on that discussion.

Anonymous said...

Im doing a booktalk on it does anyone know the physical properteis of jenna-hair eyes ect.