The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox Seventeen year old Jenna Fox recently awoke from a coma the result of a tragic accident that took place a year ago Jenna has trouble remembering past events from her pre coma life and soon begins que

  • Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
  • Author: Mary E. Pearson Jenna Lamia
  • ISBN: 9781427204431
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Seventeen year old Jenna Fox recently awoke from a coma, the result of a tragic accident that took place a year ago Jenna has trouble remembering past events from her pre coma life and soon begins questioning whether or not her memories are even her own.

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    1. I confess, my reason for reading this novel was not very noble. When I added The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer to my TBR, a couple of astute friends informed me that this book's synopsis sounded strikingly similar to that of The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Naturally, I couldn't stay away from a possible rip-off controversy (I already have The Hunger Games/Battle Royale, The Giver/Matched, Twilight/Hush, Hush/Evermore "research" covered.) The jury is still out on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, but I found th [...]

    2. Interesting. The adoration of Jenna Fox is many things. It is: * a young adult speculative fiction novel for girls who don't like science fiction# a coming-of-age novel for people who eschew the touchy-feely (me!)# a medical thriller, fully as suspenseful as early Robin Cook# a meditation on choices nearly as profound as Walden, which it frequently quotesAnd I think it is, very subtly, a pro-life statement.Now, I, like the reviewers at SLJ, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, etc and my colleague [...]

    3. I can't say much about this book without being spoilery. I do have to say that because the plot relies so much on secrecy, I would've never picked it up based on the cryptic jacket flap -- I didn't touch it until I had heard so many recommendations I couldn't take it. I can say this: The characterization is wonderful and consistent, the characters are likable, and the plot was surprising. Even as I guessed at the "twists" might be through the book, I was never quite right and even when I was clo [...]

    4. I'm definitely a crank minority here but:I was totally bored while reading this. I KNEW THE PLOT TWISTS. Like, a few chapters in.I just guessed everything. So that took all the punch out of the story for me. Was it too heavily foreshadowed? Am I just a genius? We can never know. (I'm gonna go for the "genius" theory, though.) But I honestly found myself trying to just stay awake while reading this.The plot was kind of this hybrid of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Everything, Everything. It's so [...]

    5. Huh, interesting. This book is the short first person narrative of a teenaged girl, told in a string of tiny sections, sometimes just a sentence or two, as she and the reader piece together her memory after waking from an accident. Justine Larbalestier’s Liar is the short first person narrative of a teenaged girl, told in a string of tiny sections, sometimes just a sentence or two, as she deliberately obscures the truth and jerks the reader around. And yet Jenna Fox was the book I found artifi [...]

    6. The Adoration of Jenna Fox fits nicely into a science fiction/medical category that includes films like Gattaca or books like Starters. As medicine advances, ethical questions begin to develop about treatment, life and death and humanity needs to answer them. But, one thing that remains the same throughout all of these technical changes, is the power of the love that parents have for their child.Even now, people sign do not resuscitate orders so that medicine won't keep them in a vegetative stat [...]

    7. Set in the not too distant future, this is a story that deals with medical ethics and how far is too far to preserve human life. Jenna Fox, 17, has just awoken from an 18 month long "coma" following a horrific accident. At first, she has no memory of who she is or what happened, but she remembers details bit by bit. She gets the sense that there is more to the story than her parents lead her to believe, especially regarding the secrecy of her accident and the self-imposed isolation of the family [...]

    8. "The accident was over a year ago. I've been awake for two weeks. Over a year has vanished. I've gone from sixteen to seventeen. A second woman has been elected president. A twelfth planet has been named in the solar system. The last wild polar bear has died. Headline news that couldn't stir me. I slept through it all."Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox can't remember who she is. For the last year and a half she's been in a perpetual state of vegetation, and upon waking she can remember nothing from h [...]

    9. I love to read good books. This is one of them.I was a bit suspicious about it after seeing that the reviews were not that great, so I was a bit afraid to read it I love surprises too. If you want a lot of action, this is not a book for you. If you want something really funny, this is not a book for you. If you want a 'teen-love story' this is not a book for you. If you want something about future and technology and stuff like that well, you got it, this is not for you either.This is a book abou [...]

    10. Teenage Jenna wakes up after an accident with no memory of who she is—though she knows all ofThoreau’sWalden by heart. As quickly becomes apparent, what’s going on is far more complex than a case of simple old amnesia! Jenna’s slow investigation into what really happened to her ensues.I was disappointed by this. I said “slow investigation” above because I found the pacing almost glacial: the narrative slinks along, gradually uncovering twists that utterly failed to surprise me. It do [...]

    11. I kept hearing about this book (it was just optioned for a moveie, I believe?) and everyone said "the less you know about it coming to it, the better." So I won't say much here. Except that I'm seriously impressed at Mary Pearson's ability to go from writing a contemporary first novel like A ROOM ON LORELEI STREET to writing something so very different as this is.Did I love reading it? No. Did I find it compelling? Yes. The most accurate reading experience I can compare it to is reading Susan Be [...]

    12. Jenna is the miracle child, her parents' angel, the perfect child who excels while inside she silently protests, only to show minor rebellions at sixteen. After a horrific accident and a year in a coma, Jenna wakes in an old house in another state, with no memory of herself or what happened. She recovers quickly, but wonders endlessly about who she is. There is only her mother and her grandmother, Lily, in the big old house that they moved to from Boston, and Lily doesn't seem to like her at all [...]

    13. Really liked it. My kind of book. Posed so many questions on what it means to be alive, the nature of consciousness, and the choices we make for our children, right and wrong, good and bad

    14. UPDATE 2017: I definitely liked this book more the second time round!I really don't know what to think of this one. I liked the philosophical aspects but I regret to admit I forced my way through the vast majority of this book.Spoilers (perhaps)I really liked all the ideas of keeping one's soul in a box and then reconstructing their body, thus bringing them back to life. The science behind that whole process was very well thought of. But I felt Jenna's discovery dragged a bit. The whole atmosphe [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this book. It's thought-provoking yet simple and straight to the point. Just read the synopsis for book 2 and ahh, I can't wait to read it. I only docked it to 4-stars because the pacing was a bit slow in the middle. Otherwise, a great read I recommend!

    16. To say Jenna Fox is different might be the understatement of the year. She has five times the brain capacity of every other human being on the planet; she can quote entire passages of Thoreau without even blinking an eyelash; and her limbs move a bit out of sync with reality. But like every other teenager known to man, all she wants to do is fit in and to live a normal life.To say THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX isn’t your typical novel doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of where this nove [...]

    17. There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this novel. When I read the synopsis, I thought it would be like Skinned. They're both about teenage girls living in a Dystopian world who had "accidents". But this was so much more. Maybe it's because this book isn't part of a trilogy & I know that every word thats written will be the last. I won't hear more about the characters when I close this book. It will be done. Finished. I felt so much empathy for Jenna, stuck in a body she did [...]

    18. This started off very well: Unique, fascinating characters. A wonderful premise and a heavy feeling of mystery and suspicion. However, as the book went on-I lost all interest. The plot went down hill, I couldnt care for the characters, and decided I was just not interested in the situation anymore. A wonderful premise, but disappointing book.

    19. I've been waiting to read The Adoration of Jenna Fox for four years, ever since I happened upon it while browsing in B&N. I bypassed it, but every time I saw that novel from then on I would say to myself "I'm going to read you one day" (I said it in a Southern accent too, but thats irrelevant). Well, I finally did. All that hype, four years worth, and I am not disappointed in the least, as a matter of fact. Jenna Fox is a 17-year old girl who has just woken up after an 18 month coma. She doe [...]

    20. I listened to this on audio and I really tried to like it but I was literally DYING during the last two hours. I don't know if I've ever wanted an audiobook to end so badly. I thought Jenna was an absurdly annoying character and I saw the twist coming a mile away. Mary E. Pearson is a fantastic author (I really enjoyed Kiss of Deception) but not even her writing could save this book. I didn't care for a single character in this book. The love interest was boring. The antagonist was well, I could [...]

    21. These thoughts are mine and no one else's. They exist nowhere else in the universe but within me. When is a cell finally to small to hold our essence?These are just a few of the musings of the adored Jenna Fox. I personally loved the "gray" pages and think that they beautifully represent the most inner workings of the human mind.Don't read to much about this book though. It is so much better to have no idea what's coming in the storyline. I love books like this where you never would have guessed [...]

    22. Actual Rating 2.5 starsI get why this book is liked by so many people.Personally, I didn't connect to it or the characters. It is an interesting premise but I need stories that are preferably packed with drama, conflicts and emotions. The issues explored here, the ethics and morals of what makes a human, are interesting, but too light. These topics are reflected in a superficial way, that although might be ideal for teenagers, it left me wanting, incomplete. I would have enjoyed the story more w [...]

    23. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a simply written story containing many complex issues. Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox awakens after an eighteen-month coma unaware of who she is - until the woman who claims to be her mother tells her her name. The memories of her life slowly come back to her, filling in the empty crevices of her mind with stories of happiness and friendship. The question is: who is Jenna Fox now? She has her parents, with her mom acting surreptitiously careful, and her dad with his f [...]

    24. I feel so bad to DNF this book because I love Mary Pearson and I adored her Remnant Chronicles but this one is not doing it for me.Everything I will say from now on will sound like blasphemy to me and I almost type it with my eyes closed because I can't stand saying negative stuff about a Pearson bookbut reminded me of oh God I'm gonna say it. I'm gonna say it and I'll end up in hell but that's the truth.It reminded me of We Were Liars.There. I said it.OhmygodImsosorryIfeelsobadforsayingthat.In [...]

    25. [image error]The Adoration of Jenna Fox is an emotional story of a girl deciding how her humanity works and how a parents love for their child may mean doing anything, maybe even something they shouldn't have done, to save their child. I found Jenna's experience to be so sad yet true. How do you deal with such a changed life. Deal with a friend who doesn't believe you should be allowed to live. A boy that sees who you are but loves you. But you don't know who you are. I loved every surprise and [...]

    26. Kitabın verdiği mesajlar ve değindiği bazı problemler çok hoştu ama puan kırmamı sağlayan bir yönü vardı ki o da kurgudaki bariz eksiklikti.Roman içinde sınırlandıracak olursak asıl üzerine basılan şey Jenna Fox'un kişisel gelişimi olduğundan diğer bazı olay ve karakterlerin sonuca bağlanamadığını fark ettim.Dane ve Ethan için biraz daha farklı perspektiflerden bahsedilmesi ve motivasyonların daha sağlam olması gerektiği görüşündeyim. Bunun dışında Lil [...]

    27. I kept seeing rave reviews about this book - enough so that I couldn't resist getting a copy. I'm glad I did, b/c it was a great read and definitely one for my keepers shelf.I really got into it. I found it to be pretty compelling for the most part and didn't even mind the science-y stuff :) I thought it was a very well thought out and presented premise and an original story. The prose was just lovely to read and the way Pearson often varied it with verse style snippets was really kinda cool. Th [...]

    28. I’m having a hard time summing this book up into a tidy little paragraph because it has a little of everything. The story is set in the not-too-distant future and, as the summary says, follows Jenna Fox who has just awoken from a coma. But it’s also so much more then that. This book makes you stop and think about what it is that makes us who we are and if our humanity is limited by the cells in our body. It also takes a deep look at family and how perspective can make all the difference.I ha [...]

    29. How far would a parent go for a child?3.5 stars. I enjoyed this easy-reading dystopian novel. It was well-written, and I found all the characters believable. I liked the use of dictionary descriptions to explain the different meanings of the words that Jenna lost. If you liked the Unwind series I think you will love this. The world building is not as thorough, but I found the journey to be more emotional, probably because there is only one point of view.The Story: In the not-too-distant future, [...]

    30. I don't have much to say about this one, because it never really gripped me at any point. Most of what I got out of it was introspection on medical ethics, and if I'm being honest I was actually more interested in the author interview at the end of the audiobook when she talked about her daughters being diagnosed with cancer. There was a lot of thinking and talking and thinking and talking and thinking but not much actually going on. The high points of the book were Jenna's revelations, but it w [...]

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