The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson
Before the accident she was Jenna Fox, a sixteen year old who followed the rules, who was her parents' miracle child, who was perfect. After the accident she was no longer sure she was Jenna Fox. She was no longer sure who Jenna Fox was.
When she awoke she cried, she didn't remember doing that. When she awoke her family was with her; her watching father who was soon to leave her, her over protective mother who would not leave her side, and her grandmother who now despised her. They were all there but she didn't remember them.
When she awoke it was to a different world, a different city on the other side of the country, a different house unfilled and dilapidated, a different room bare and impersonal. What had happened for them to move so far, what had happened to all her belongings, what had happened to her?
As everyone around her tries to convince her of who she was she realises she no longer knows what she is. What is she if she can not understand the world around her, if words she once knew escape her, if voices she once heard still call to her? Is who she is now enough to exist, enough to be loved? Can she still be Jenna Fox without knowing anything about her?
The Adoration Of Jenna Fox is about definitions, acceptance and ethics. A captivating and moving mystery of life and change that demonstrates the blinding power of love, and how far people will go to save the ones they love.
Price (AU): $17.95
Recommended age: 13-16
In a word: Jenna
Re-read it: yes
Star rating: five out of five