Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Genre: YA science fiction
Publisher: Square Fish
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from my own library
First line: I used to be someone.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox is the latest YA title getting rave reviews on multiple blogs – it was Amy’s review, and some conversations with her on Twitter, that pushed me to add it to my to-read list. Last week, Natalie and I drove down to Spokane (60 miles south of us) to see New Moon on opening night. Naive mother that I am, I didn’t realize that every single show would be sold out and I should have bought tickets online ahead of time. So, we had to console ourselves at Barnes and Noble, and this is the book I picked. I started it that night and didn’t want to put it down from the beginning.
Jenna Fox wakes up from a coma that lasted over a year. She has lost the majority of her memories. Her family has moved from Boston to California, but her father still lives and works in Boston. Her mother treats her as a fragile flower; her grandmother won’t even look her in the face. Why? The answer to that question is the premise of the book, and you do not want it spoiled for you. If you come across spoilers in other reviews, please avoid them – you’ll want to experience this book with an open mind.
I honestly don’t know how to review this book, to tell you what I loved about it, without giving anything away – so I’m simply going to say that this is a must-read.