Monday, January 18, 2010

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Who is Jenna Fox?

Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a year-long coma, and she's still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. Her parents show her home movies of her life, her memories, but she has no recollection. Is she really the same girl she sees on the screen? Little by little, Jenna begins to remember. Along with the memories come questions—questions no one wants to answer for her. What really happened after the accident?

You can find out more at the author's website here.

I read this for Calico_reaction's monthly book club...and I am very glad I did.

This book is stunning. Pearson does a great job of introducing the world to the reader through Jenna's eyes. The story starts off quiet and subtle. The pace then quickens as Jenna makes more discoveries and finds her voice. There are many ethical complexities and issues that arise throughout the book that leave the reader still questioning and contemplating long after the book is finished. Overall, I thought it was a compelling story with lovely prose. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

Cover Art Commentary:
Although this cover is not the same as the one I read, it is very fitting. The butterfly has a rather significant meaning to the story. The colors are beautiful as well.

Overall Rating:


  1. I'm so excited to start reading this! Maybe I'll bump it up to read right after I'm done with The 13 Curses. :)

  2. This is one I really want to read sometime in the near future! :3

  3. @Erika
    It's really good. It starts out slow (purposefully I think), but once it speeds up, it's difficult to put down! :)

    I prolly wouldn't have picked it up this soon if it hadn't been for calico's book club. I look forward to your review of it! :)

  4. Great review. I really want to read this so i just cant find out who this girl Jenna Fox is!

  5. Hi, just testing your comments. - PJ

  6. I love your new layout, it's so cute! And thanks for this review, I've been wanting to read this book forever! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  7. @Bookalicious

    First of all, can I just say how much I love your name?!

    Secondly, Thank you! Didn't Parajunkee do a wonderful job?!

    It serious is an amazing book. I'll be interested in what you think of it when you read it! :)

  8. This sounds like a really good book. Sometimes I regret how genre oriented I am...LOL I'm kinda stuck with my paranormal. ♥ Parajunkee

  9. @Parajunkee

    Paranormal is a good genre to be stuck it! :)