The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Jenna Fox Chronicles (Volume 1 of 3)

Mary E. Pearson; Read by Jenna Lamia

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Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn’t remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?
 
Mary E. Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"Jenna Lamia delivers another outstanding understated, yet absolutely riveting performance in The Adoration of Jenna Fox." - 5MinutesForBooks.com
 
"Narrator Jenna Lamia excels at evoking the haunting, yet detached way that Jenna begins to connect the events in her life. Combining science fiction, medical mystery, and teen relationships into an excellent package that is satisfying from beginning to end, this is a must-have for all collections." - School Library Journal
 
“It’s hard to imagine any reader doing as fine a job with this audio as Lamia.  Her vocal tone is faultless throughout, whether she is self-reflecting or interacting with the other impeccably voiced characters.  There were moments during the sometimes-chilling narration when it was quite literally breathtaking.  Jenna is believably torn, confused, angry, and cautiously hopeful during her recovery, growth and ultimate shocking realization of the truth about her accident and the subsequent steps her parents took to save her.  The bonus interview with the author is as engaging and though provoking as Jenna Fox’s story.  Ideal for book discussions and group listening.” - KLIATT, Starred Review
 
"...Lamia becomes the transparent agent of Jenna's story: she leads the listener along that path by keeping her voice continually in the now, her nuanced, authentic teen inflection reflecting Jenna's newly won proficiency with language and her gradual decoding of the emotions and motives of her limited circle of family and friends. Lamia holds the rare gift of communicating not only the words on the page but also the punctuation and white space, infusing all with emotion. Listeners are taken beyond the book by the inclusion of a bonus interview with Pearson, which provides the gripping description of the author's driving force behind the writing." - Horn Book Magazine
 
“Narrator Jenna Lamia, who has a fresh, youthful-sounding voice, assumes the role of the confused teen.  Lamia reads with a strong sense of believability, capturing the tone of a female adolescent with perfection.”  - AudioFile

"The audiobook, ably narrated by Lamia, conveys Jenna's growing sense of dread as she discovers the extent to which her parents have gone to save her life after the accident. The delivery is quiet and almost detached throughout the first part of the audio. Jenna's growing sense of dread is mirrored in the increasingly emotional tones taken on by the narrator." - Teri Lesesne, VOYA

“[Lamia] has to be one of the best voice actors that I’ve heard, easily transitioning between different characters and helping distinguish between them, always clear and concise. Her contribution was certainly a benefit to the novel.” – SciFiChick.com

"Narrator Jenna Lamia brilliantly brings to life one of the most empty -- literally -- young women in fiction" -- Booklist

"Narrator Jenna Lamia, who has a fresh, youthful-sounding voice, assumes the role of the confused teen. Lamia reads with a strong sense of believability, capturing the tone of a female adolescent with perfection." -- AudioFile Magazine


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Kirkus | THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson
Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics.
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Mary E. Pearson; Read by Jenna Lamia

Mary E. Pearson is the author of three other novels for teens--A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams.  She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.    

Jenna Lamia's acting credits include appearances on Oz, Law & Order: SVU, and the films The Fighter, The Box, and Something's Wrong in Kansas, among others. In addition to her YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults award-winning of reading The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Jenna has narrated Carol Lynch Williams's The Chosen One, for which she received the 2010 solo narration (female) Audie Award.  She attended Amherst College, New York University, and the Sorbonne in Paris.

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American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, YALSA Amazing Audiobooks, 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, 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

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
April 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427204448
ISBN10: 1427204446
Young Adult FictionAudio Run Time: 7:30
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$14.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
April 2008
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427204431
ISBN10: 1427204438
AudioAudio Run Time: 7:30
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
$29.95

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805076684
ISBN10: 0805076689
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7 1/2 inches, 272 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 570L
AR Quiz Number: 122297
AR Points: 9

$16.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
September 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312594411
ISBN10: 0312594410
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 570L
AR Quiz Number: 77250
AR Book Level: 3.2
AR Points: 0.5

$9.99

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429952057
ISBN10: 1429952059
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 570L
AR Quiz Number: 77250
AR Book Level: 3.2
AR Points: 0.5

$7.12
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