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The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awakened from a long coma. The coma was the result of a terrible accident in which she lost not only a year of her life, but all memory of who she was. The persons she’s supposed to call mother, father and grandmother are complete strangers to her. She watches videos of the previous years of her life hoping they’ll bring something back, but all along she senses that something is not quite right. Jenna’s own life has become a mystery to her, but this is only one of many mysteries surrounding her. What exactly is it that she’s not being told? What is the truth about Jenna Fox?

Ah, highly spoilable books: how I love reviewing you (not). I could probably make The Adoration of Jenna Fox sound appealing and enticing and do my best to convince those of you who also resisted the buzz back in 2008 to give it a try without including any spoilers. But I’m afraid I absolutely cannot discuss this book in any amount of depth without them. The thing is, spoilable though it is, The Adoration of Jenna Fox is not really a twist! surprise! revelation! sort of book. Jenna discovers what her family has been hiding from her about halfway through the story, and attentive readers will likely have a very strong suspicion long before that. It is then that the real business of The Adoration of Jenna Fox begins: the business of considering the implications of the situation Jenna finds herself in. Nevertheless, if you want to go into the book knowing nothing, beware from this point on.
Spoilers ahoy! )


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