Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review #24: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1) 

  • Pub. Date: September 2009
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Format: Paperback , 288pp

  • Synopsis:
    Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year-long coma—so she’s been told—and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. But what happened before that? She’s been given home movies chronicling her entire life, which spark memories to surface. But are the memories really hers? And why won’t anyone in her family talk about the accident? Jenna is becoming more curious. But she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her questions. What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she really?

    My Thoughts/Review:
    Profound and thought provoking, this book had me captivated from the start. It is such a different theme then what I am used to reading. It is about a girl that wakes up from a coma and doesn't know who she is and there is some funky things going on that she has to try and figure them out. I decided to read it because I won the sequel to this book, The Fox Inheritance, in a giveaway. I don't know if I would have picked it pu if I hadn't won the sequel. I am glad I did. I was pleasently surprised at how good it was. The characters really draw you in. The were well thought out and there was enough detail put into them that you could relate to what they all were going through. Jenna and Allys(I still really don't know how to pronounce this name if anyone who read this book knows how to pronounce it please let me know in the comments) are my favorite characters. They really spoke to me in a deep way. I can kind of relate to what they both had to go through. The one thing that I didn't really like was that this book was somewhat predictable. I could guess what was going to happen before it happened. Overall this book was amazing and I would suggest it to anyone to read. The ending was really perfect and I really like how it ended. I already started the sequel and can't wait to tell you guys my thoughts on that one as well. It is really good so far.

    Overall I give this book...

    4 out of 5 Stars
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    Thanks for visiting and Happy Reading.



    1. I read this with my book club last year, and everyone enjoyed it. Like you, I found the book predictable in parts. I'm not so interested in reading the sequel because to me book 1 was complete in and of itself, but you never know :)

    2. I did think it was a little predictable as well. I agree that it was very thought-provoking and brings up a lot of issues...but the story as a whole didn't really capture me. I still want to read the second book - The Fox Inheritance.