The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson | Review

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The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson | ReviewThe Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Series: Jenna Fox Chronicles #1
Published by Square Fish on April 29, 2008
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 266
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
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Everything is different

Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year-long coma - so she's been told - and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. But what happened before that? She's been given home movies chronicling her entire life, which spark memories to surface. But are the memories really hers? And why won't anyone in her family talk about the accident? Jenna is becoming more curious. But she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her questions.

What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she really?

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The Adoration Of Jenna Fox was not at all what I expected but it was just as good as everyone says it is.  It is  a completely unique story and while I don’t think the sequel is necessary, I am excited to read it.

First off, The Adoration Of Jenna Fox takes place in a futuristic society but that is not at all the focus of the story.  In fact, you don’t really learn much about what is going on in this world but I didn’t feel like it was necessary to know what was going on.  You are given all the information you need and not much more.  In this case it was a good thing.

My biggest complaint is about the characters.  I never felt connected to them or invested in their story.  Sure I liked Jenna and felt bad for her but that was it. I didn’t find her to be all that brave or charismatic or memorable.  It was the same with the rest of the characters.  I think Dane was the most confusing for me because nothing was ever really explained about him.

The story itself was very interesting.  It was a lot more philosophical than I expected and I liked that it made me think.  I was very confused at the beginning but everything was clear by the end.  The ending did seem very abrupt though.  I would have liked to know more about what happened with Allys.

Overall, The Adoration Of Jenna Fox is a fascinating story but one that I think could have gone a little more in depth.  I would definitely still recommend it though.

What others are saying about The Adoration of Jenna Fox:

Book Brats’ review: “While many stories are about ‘discovering who you are’, The Adoration of Jenna Fox takes this to a whole other place where Jenna has to learn who she was before she can even figure out who she will be.”

Beth Fish Reads’ review: “Pearson’s world building is very cleverly done, especially because she set the time in the near future, in which people are coping with some of the problems that are today just beginning to rear their ugly heads, such as the effects of too many GMO products on the natural environment.”

That’s What She Read’s review: “The ethical debates alone are worth the read.”

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3 comments

  1. Too bad you didn’t connect with the characters. I think that would have taken the philosophical parts that interested you and truly brought them to life through you rooting for the characters.

    Lovely review 🙂