The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.
First off, let me say thanks to Becky, for it was she would urged me to pick this book up. Secondly, let me say that I have no idea of how to review this book. The problem being that I just don't want to give too much away. This is truly a book where you want to allow things to be slowly revealed to you.
I can say that Jenna Fox is a 17-year-old girl, who is trying to discover who she is. But not entirely in the way a normal teenager must search for their identity and meaning in life. No, Jenna just woke up from a coma and doesn't remember anything about herself. Gradually, she remembers little snippets about her former life, but nothing that gives her a feel for "who she is".
Maybe that is all any life is composed of, trivia that eventually adds up to a person...
I found that to be an interesting thought. But believe me, this book is nowhere as simple as I've made it sound.
It is definitely one those books that gets you thinking about many issues. Most especially, what is it that makes us human?
And there's lots to ponder in the realm of medical ethics.
And I must admit, as a parent, it left me a little unsettled, thinking about the lengths I might go to save one of my children.
Okay, I realize this isn't much of a review...like I said, I really don't want to give anything about the story away. But I loved it. I found Jenna utterly believable. And I loved the interesting way the book was written...in short "not quite chapters". And the way the author made me think about the meaning of words that inhabit our daily lives.
If you have reviewed this book, feel free to leave a link in the comments and I'll add it here. Thanks.
Becky at Becky's Book Reviews
Kim at Bold Blue Adventure
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