The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Release Date: April 29th, 2008
Henry Holt & Co, 266 Pages
Sub-genre: Science Fiction
Source: Bought for Kindle
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Jenna Fox Chronicles #1
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?
After seeing this book floating around on Goodreads and seeing it pop up multiple times on my Recommendations list for Amazon, I decided to give this a try. I’m so glad I did! I wasn’t exactly sure what I thought this book was going to be about – robots? or aliens? Not quite, but what it DID turn out to be was something I think is very original by Mary E. Pearson and something that I think could totally be plausible in..let’s say..100 years? Okay..maybe more but you never know with the way technology is going these days!
One of the reasons I really enjoyed this book was the underlying theme of humanity. What makes us human? Are there percentages to how human we are? Also, are “human” and “humane” the same thing? How do you distinguish which parts of us are “more humane” than others? Is there a “most important” part of us that makes us who we are? And are people who are considered to be more human than others, more HUMANE than others?
Great questions to think about while reading this awesome science fiction book. The ending was a little brief and I wish it would have lasted a little bit longer. But I guess I’m just used to reading “series” books and having something that is told beginning to end in 266 pages seemed too short to me. (Maybe I just wanted more!)