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The Adoration of Jenna Fox

by Mary E. Pearso

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  • Published in USA  Apr 2008
    272 pages
    Genre: Novels

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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.

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"A few lapses in logic ... can be forgiven in favor of expert plotting and the complex questions raised about ethics and the nature of the soul. Ages 14-up." - Publishers Weekly.

"Starred Review. A deeply humane and gripping descendant of Peter Dickinson's classic Eva. Young Adults." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Students will be intrigued by the medical treatments that allow her to recover and there is much to debate in terms of how far science should go in medical treatment. Is there a line that should not be crossed? This is fascinating and thought provoking. Ages 12-18" - KLIATT.

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Mary E. Pearso

Mary E. Pearson is the author of three other novels for teens - A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God and Scribbler of Dreams. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

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