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I look at my fingers again, the ones that trembled and shook just a few days ago at Mr. Bender’s kitchen table. I bring them together, fingertip to fingertip, like a steeple. Each one perfect by appearance. But something is not . . . right. Something that I still have no word for. It is a dull twisting that snakes through me. Is this a tangled feeling that everyone my age feels? Or is it different? Am I different? I slide my steepled fingers, slowly, watching them interlace. Trying to interlace, like a clutched desperate prayer, but again,
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A book trailer for children's author Mary E. Pearson's award-winning novel, The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
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Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has just awoken from a coma, but what happened before that? Are Jenna's memories really hers?
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“…what will hold readers most are the moral issues of betrayal, loyalty, sacrifice, and survival.” —Booklist
“Fascinating and thought provoking.” —Kliatt
“This novel is truly unlike any other I have ever read and is a breath of fresh air in the often predictable world of teen literature.” —ELLEgirl
“This is an amazingly powerful, thought-provoking, just brilliant novel.” —Teen Book Review
"An extraordinarily fine novel."—Voya
"Gut-punch plot twists."—The Seattle Times
THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson
Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics.
- Kirkus Reviews
Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. The Miles Between was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and The Adoration of Jenna Fox was listed as a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams. Pearson studied at Long Beach State University and San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.
Mary E. Pearson
American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), IRA Young Adult Choices, California Children's Literature Council Award, Golden Kite Honor Book, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, California Young Reader Medal Master List, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, Kansas State Reading Circle, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, Maine Student Book Award Master List, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Master List, Missouri Truman Readers Award Master List, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Texas Lone Star Reading List, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, Washington Evergreen YA Book Award Master List
Lexile: 570LAR Quiz Number: 122297AR Points: 9
Lexile: 570LAR Quiz Number: 77250AR Book Level: 3.2AR Points: 0.5