The Adoration of Jenna FoxThe Jenna Fox Chronicles (Volume 1)
Mary E. Pearson
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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.
Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Golden Kite Honor Book, Washington Evergreen YA Book Award ML, Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book A ML, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, IRA Young Adult Choices, YALSA Amazing Audiobooks, Washington Evergreen Award Master List, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, California Children's Literature Council Award, NYPL Best Books of the Year, Kentucky Blue Grass Award, Maine Student Book Award Master List, Missouri Truman Readers Award Master List, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List, California Young Reader Medal Master List, Washington Evergreen YA Book Award Master List, School Library Best Books of the Year, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Texas Lone Star Reading List, NCSS-CBC: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Kansas State Reading Circle, Oklahoma Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award Master List
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...
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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