CHARACTERS ó The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Mary E. Pearson Ï 8 CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS ó The Adoration of Jenna Fox ¸ Everything is different 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 BuHappened 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 abou. 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 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 Throughout much of the book the reader is not uite sure who to trust Although science fiction there is a minor romance side plot between Jenna and Ethan a boy from school with a shady past The conflict grows as additional characters are introduced Alyss who is a victim of the future's regulation of antibiotics and she has lost limbs due to bacterial infections and Dane another shady character whose complete story and true nature are unfortunately never cleared up Also Mr Bender the neighbor who years ago had a change of identity his story remains a bit fuzzy throughout chapters are very brief and interspersed with well done poems relaying Jenna's emotionsreal spoiler Overall an interesting read about the length a parent will go to to save a child as well as what makes a person real and were does the soul go in such a situation Jenna has an identity crisis is she the real Jenna while only 10% if she is real then what happened to the original Jennaand her soul Jenna cannot age does not eat breathe etc She essentially is a medical creation with the memories of her former life uploaded into hershe has gone from the computer box storage her hell for 18 months where they kept her mind moving into a man made Blue gel storage There is also the suspense of her illegal status and whether or not she will be found out and if so what will happen to her She is torn between resentment of her new state and gratitude of life Her potential adversary Alyss who opposes artificial life as unethical eventually becomes her peer when her body is dying and her parents plead with Jenna's despite Alyss's dying wish to turn Jenna in The afterward is 260 years later and we know that Alyss and Jenna live together and that Jenna and Ethan spent 70 years together many years after which Jenna has his child presumably through surrogate or the like Apparently in the future the laws and perceptions have changed and then people like her are not illegal however 10% is the minimum and then they are designed to age and die out after a normal life expectancy unlike Jenna and Alyss who do not age and whom Jenna's father listed as a 2 200 year life expectancy260 years later Jenna is still around and has plans to move back to cold Boston where the climate is inhospitable to her typebecause no parent should outlive the child interesting book lots of discussion points However I think it is too complex for the average Cafe Book reader

REVIEW ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ï Mary E. Pearson

T the accident Jenna is becoming curious But she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her uestionsWhat happened to Jenna Fox And who is she real. Actual Rating 25 starsI get why this book is liked by so many peoplePersonally 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 with a deeper examination and discernment of these hypothesis After all the robothuman postulate is not a new idea and we have seen plenty of theories and interpretations with much deliberation and greater argumentation To conclude I'll just surmise it by saying that although Jenna's reflections have potential the final feeling of the story is insufficient if you are an adult reader so to properly enjoy it it would be best to be a young readerPS The audiobook narrator is very good

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The Adoration of Jenna FoxEverything is different 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. 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 GamesBattle Royale The GiverMatched TwilightHush HushEver research covered The jury is still out on The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer but I found that A Long Long Sleep had a fairly strong resemblance to The Adoration of Jenna FoxBoth set in a vaguely defined future both involve teen girls who upon waking up after a long period of unconsciousness have to piece their pasts together both have dangerously overbearing parents as major story players But I liked The Adoration of Jenna Fox It is a very self reflective story that examines medical ethics free will and what it means to be human Jenna's secret is easy enough to uncover but the sophisticated moral uestions raised in this book kept me glued to it until the very end Introspective and thought provoking