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Friday, September 16, 2011

Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson

Released: April 29, 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
Rated: YA
Series: Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 1
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*Book was provided by publisher for honest review*
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.

What I thought

This started out with a really chilling, creepy feel. I hadn't heard too much about it but the cover and the small book blurb really intrigued me. I had a hard time concentrating on anything but my audiobook as the mystery grew and changed. Every time I thought I might have figured out what was going on (I was wrong. A lot.) my theories were blown out of the water. The Adoration of Jenna Fox was a perfectly crafted novel.

I was able to connect with Jenna right away. Learning about Jenna as she was learning about herself was really intense at times. I really felt bad for her, she had no idea what was going on and the people in her life were acting shady. There is so much to uncover and learn about. It really made the book gripping and intense.

I really enjoyed this as an audiobook. I really do think the reader added to the experience of the story. She did all the voices well and they were distinct. But she also carried emotion in her reading that really drew me in and helped me to connect with the character fast. The reader, also named Jenna, made the book come to life. I loved that I was able to lose myself in this story, just listening, as Jenna's life unfolded.

I recommend the book, but I really recommend the audio too. I loved the story but was so glad that I had the opportunity to listen to the story build and twist. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is truly a book you shouldn't miss.

My Rating

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Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I think I'll give it a try on audio. Great review.

DforDarla said...

This book does sound intriguing. I will probably read it since I can't seem to remember any information if it's an audiobook.

Great review.

Lily Child said...

This is such a good book! The audiobook would have been an interesting format. :)

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