Book Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

jennafoxTitle: 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.

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27 Responses to Book Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    Oh no! How disappointing about New Moon. We avoided the theaters that first weekend, but went to see it last Monday. It will be worth it to drive back to see it, if only for Taylor Lautner’s pectorals!!!!

    I know, I saw three or four reviews of this book and impulsively and immediately ordered it from the library. I have it sitting here, next in line after I finish Little House in the Big Woods (from my Shelf Discovery Challenge). I can’t wait!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Run at Destruction: A True Fatal Love Triangle – Lynda Drews =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – it will eventually make it’s way up to our little one-screen theater – so we’re waiting for that. 🙂

  2. Kathy says:

    I’ve seen other rave reviews for this one and hope to get it soon. Maybe Santa will bring it to me.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Virtual Cookie Swap =-.

  3. JoAnn
    Twitter: lakesidemusing

    Your review definitely has me intrigued! So sorry about the movie …my girls and their cousins are all off to see it today. We bought tickets ahead of time for the last Harry Potter opening. Couldn’t believe all those people were there at midnight, in the middle of the week no less!
    .-= JoAnn´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      JoAnn – I learned my lesson – we won’t do that on an opening night ever again!

  4. You’ve really got my curiosity peaked about this book! We have a B&N next to our movies too, which always gets us in trouble!
    .-= rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog ..Recipes for The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies Virtual Cookie Swap =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Rhapsody – I have to drive at least 60 miles to the nearest B&N, so have to stop by whenever we’re in Spokane.

  5. Kathleen says:

    This one is already on my TBR list after reading several other reviews. Thanks for yours and now I really need to get to the book sooner, rather than later!
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..I’ve Been Uplifted by my Award! =-.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Honestly, I think that the best books are the ones that you can’t risk describing in much detail for fear that you might give too much away. I have been hearing a lot of great things about this book and its definitely on my TBR list. Thanks for the review and so sorry that you missed out on New Moon opening night.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Movie Review: New Moon =-.

  7. I’m sorry you didn’t get to see New Moon. We’re considering seeing it this weekend, but I’m not sure yet if I’ll be able to sit for that long without aggravating my back. And I really need to take it easy since we have tickets to see Mary Poppins performed live on stage this next week and I don’t want to miss that!

    I am glad to hear you enjoyed The Adoration of Jenna Fox. I am really curious about what the big mystery is! Thank you for the review, Carrie.

  8. Debbie
    Twitter: debworldofbooks

    After the Wave talking about this I think I will have to pick this one up too. Great to hear your thoughts on it.
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Book Blogger’s New Discoveries November 27 =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Debbie – sorry my thoughts couldn’t be more eloquent, but it’s a hard book to review!

  9. heidenkind says:

    Hmm, I remember reading a book with a similar premise when I was a teen. But I can’t remember the title. Maybe it was by Lois Duncan? =/
    .-= heidenkind´s last blog ..Angelic Songs =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Tasha – it doesn’t sound familiar – but I don’t think I’ve read anything by Duncan.

  10. stacybuckeye says:

    I have this one cecked out of the library right now. Can’t wait to read it!
    .-= stacybuckeye´s last blog ..November Movie Thoughts in 5 Words =-.

  11. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    I really loved this.
    .-= Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)´s last blog ..The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White =-.

  12. S. Krishna
    Twitter: skrishna

    I’m glad you loved this one so much! I have it sitting on my shelf and can’t wait to read it.
    .-= S. Krishna´s last blog ..Fallen – Lauren Kate =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Swapna – it’s a fairly short book – quick read – but it packs quite a punch!

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  14. Darlene says:

    I’m addicted to this book. I just bought it from Hastings at least about 2 or 3 days ago. Finished it in two days. I think I’m in love. I can’t wait to see it in theaters! For those who haven’t read this book are really missing out on a great story.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Darlene – I didn’t know they were making a film – that’s good news!