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The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Jenna Fox Chronicles (Volume 1)

Mary E. Pearson

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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?

This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, IRA Young Adult Choices, School Library Best Books of the Year, Washington Evergreen YA Book Award ML, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, Missouri Truman Readers Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, YALSA Amazing Audiobooks, Texas Lone Star Reading List, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Master List, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, California Young Reader Medal Master List, Washington Evergreen YA Book Award Master List, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Maine Student Book Award Master List, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Golden Kite Honor Book, Kansas State Reading Circle, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, Kentucky Blue Grass Award, Washington Evergreen Award Master List, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, California Children's Literature Council Award, Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book A ML, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)

Reviews

Praise for The Adoration of Jenna Fox

“* ...raises the ante in unexpected ways until the very last page.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“* This is a beautiful blend of science fiction, medical thriller, and teen-relationship novel that melds into a seamless whole that will please fans of all three genres.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“* Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics.” —Kirkus, starred review

“Readers will respond eagerly to this provocative novel.” —Kirkus Reviews, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Special

“…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

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Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Mary E. Pearson

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

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