The Adoration of Jenna Fox Review

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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.

This book was one I had on my wishlist for AGES so I didn’t remember what it was really about.  When I finally bought it last week I was so eager to read it I picked it up almost immediately.  It started out different.  It had a different feel and as it went on I just started to feel like it was lacking something.  It had an interesting story and characters but I felt like it just didn’t quite go deep enough.  Like I wasn’t quite ‘feeling’ it.  It just dropped short of reaching that.  But then in the last half I started thinking that maybe I was wrong, maybe I was going to ‘feel’ it, that it would all click together and I would be in love with the characters and the story but once again it just dropped short.  The ending was anti climactic to me.  I felt like the build up was there but it didn’t quite deliver.  I did like the very last chapter where it told what happened to her, and I’m a sucker for HEA (Happily Ever After) and I felt like at least that part delivered.  So this was a book I liked but just liked.  Didn’t love and won’t go rushing around getting everyone to read it.  I know many love it though so I hope my review won’t keep anyone from reading it themselves and finding out their own opinion.
3 stars
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  1. Lisa McMann’s Wake? It’s really good, but also a little strange … if you don’t quite warm to it in the beginning, just give it a little time … once you get into the way it’s written, the story’s great (“,).

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