The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

byMary E. Pearson

Paperback | September 1, 2009

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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.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. The Miles Between was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and The Adoration of Jenna Fox was listed as a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year...
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Title:The Adoration of Jenna FoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.19 × 5.45 × 0.76 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312594410

ISBN - 13:9780312594411

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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I look at my fingers again, the ones that trembled and shook just a few days ago at Mr. Bender’s kitchen table. I bring them together, fingertip to fingertip, like a steeple. Each one perfect by appearance. But something is not . . . right. Something that I still have no word for. It is a dull twisting that snakes through me. Is this a tangled feeling that everyone my age feels? Or is it different? Am I different? I slide my steepled fingers, slowly, watching them interlace. Trying to interlace, like a clutched desperate prayer, but again, I feel like the hands I am lacing are not my own, like I have borrowed them from a twelve-fingered monster. And yet, when I count them, yes, there are ten. Ten exquisitely perfect, beautiful fingers.

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"* Raises the ante in unexpected ways until the very last page." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"* This is a beautiful blend of science fiction, medical thriller, and teen-relationship novel that melds into a seamless whole that will please fans of all three genres." -School Library Journal, starred review"* Outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Readers will respond eagerly to this provocative novel." -Kirkus Reviews, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Special"What will hold readers most are the moral issues of betrayal, loyalty, sacrifice, and survival." -Booklist"Fascinating and thought provoking." -Kliatt"This novel is truly unlike any other I have ever read and is a breath of fresh air in the often predictable world of teen literature." -ELLEgirl"This is an amazingly powerful, thought-provoking, just brilliant novel." -Teen Book Review"An extraordinarily fine novel." -VOYA"Gut-punch plot twists." -The Seattle Times