The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Book - 2008
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cassmazza
May 29, 2017

Very good book! There are some problems with it, in terms of how realistic it is, but it definitely has an interesting storyline. I am not big on sci-fi readings, but I really enjoyed this book.

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im_that_girl
Jun 12, 2014

the thoughts are true. its frustrating for her to be that way when her brain tells her shes supposed to be perfect and perfect is something even she cannot reach. jenna is torn and shes forced to be something even when its really not her. this Is a brilliantly frustrating book.

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taylorbreivik
Oct 10, 2013

This book was by far the best book I have ever read!!! I always get too bored by the first page...well... after the first page...I was already so interested by this book , I am so excited for the next books that I am going to get by Mary E Pearson! Kudos to you Mary!!!

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tocch101
Sep 09, 2013

A good read, with interesting ideas about the future of biotech and what it means to be human and humane.

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kristen89
Jul 16, 2013

How far parents will go to keep their miracle child, going against the law and into hiding allow Jenna to lead a somewhat normal life until she discovers what her parents did and what she is. A story of love and the consequences of reckless actions.

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zetamama
Jun 02, 2013

The story is interesting but complex, and if there are themes or points trying to be made, they get lost. Character development is weak and the plot seemed to drag out. I also hated the ending.

bkilfoy Mar 28, 2013

This novel is a great little piece of science fiction. Set in a world that is only slightly in our future, Jenna's efforts to figure out who she is deftly explore the issues of identity, humanity, and grapples with the relationships that ultimately define us. Written in a slightly disjointed style, it takes a little getting used to but ultimately really works to reflect Jenna's fragmented reality. My only complaint is that the final chapter was too tidy, tying everything up neatly with a bow when ending on the previous chapter would have made for a more ambiguous but ultimately satisfying ending.

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JennaSS
Jan 19, 2013

amazing book, except the relationship between other people were very akward to read at times

JessicaGMei Jul 13, 2012

This book is grippingly intense and readers undergo a remarkable adventure to determine who Jenna Fox really is.

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kimfs
Mar 31, 2012

Had to read this for a university children's lit class. It did get me page turning at first, but the trite, teenage relationships read a little too much like wish-fulfillment (like the terrible stuff I used to write when I was 15!). Good for younger readers, I suppose. I would've been allll over that when I was younger.

LifefilledNights Jan 12, 2012

I absolutely adored this book! i can't wait for the movie (At least i hear there's gonna be a movie...)

LocketLibrarian Oct 18, 2011

This book is an overlooked gem in the YA genre. Part dystopian, part sci-fi, and all gripping.

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DareMolly2
Jun 22, 2011

I wonder when this book is set in? It's definitely somewhere in the future, but where?

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akleung
Jun 11, 2011

I seriously don't think it was that good. It was very cliche-ridden, corny, and unpractical. After a while, I got really annoyed at all the fragmented and cryptic sentences, and the epic/dramatic endings of each "chapter" (there are roughly a hundred short "chapters" in this book). Also, there really is no real plot here. No offence, but I really think everyone else is over-rating this book.

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TinyOwl
Jun 08, 2011

I love this book, it was like a mystery that had to solved. I've never read a book with a plot like this before. . . . but if I had the chance I'd read it again.

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rbaech
Feb 06, 2011

This would have to be one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I would recommend this to anyone interested in speculative fiction, biology, the future... pretty much anybody.

thursdaynext Jan 21, 2011

This was one of those books that stuck with me for a while after I finished it. I loved the plot of the book: how far would you go to protect the ones you love? How far is too far? It read a little like a mystery, which kept me turning the pages. The end seemed a bit too neatly wrapped up for my tastes, but overall this was an enjoyable read.

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meviousmaddie
Dec 31, 2010

The Adoration of Jenna Fox is absolutely stunning. The plot is an ingenius story and the insightful questions it poses will force you to rethink your previous thoughts on the subject. The story all boils down to: When is enough? Where is the line for medical science? What is TOO far?
In a growing medical world, we really have to keep these things in mind. But can we let someone we could save go? It'll send your mind reeling.

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clorie26
May 13, 2010

One of the best futuristic stories I have read in a long time. When reading the synopsis I wasn't sure I would like it but it was definitely one that i couldn't put down. The characters were so heartfelt and the setting so honest that at times I felt like I was with Jenna within the story. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a futuristic book with a dash of self discovery.

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Amberly
Dec 28, 2009

I absolutely loved this book. It was so beautiful. If you haven't read this book you should, it will really touch your heart.

samdog123 Sep 14, 2009

I found this a rather difficult book to get into, but in hindsight, the overall tone of the book is as distant and as bizarre as the main character Jenna is herself. "How far would you go to save someone you love?" Read the book and find out...


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