Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Pearson, Mary. The Adoration of Jenna Fox. New York: Henry Holt, 2008.

Annotation: After waking up from a coma Jenna tries to figure out why her life seems so strange and uncover the secrets of her identity.

Book Talk:
Losing a year of her life Jenna wakes up from a coma after an accident she had at 16. But she has no memory of who she is. Disoriented Jenna watches home videos of her life trying to regain a sense of identity.

“I see Jenna, smiling, laughing, and chattering. And falling. When you are perfect, is there anywhere else to go? I ache for her like she is someone else. She is. I am not the perfect Jenna Fox anymore.”

When Jenna sneaks into a locked closet and gets a cut on her hand, she discovers the awful truth about her amnesia. Something her family has been keeping from her- all for their Adoration of Jenna Fox.

California Young Reader Medal nominee, 2010-2011
International Reading Association Young Adult Choice Book, 2010
Heartland Award Honor Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, 2010
ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
Winner Distinguished Work of Fiction CLCSC, 2009
NYPL Best Books, 2009
Golden Kite Honor Award, 2008
Capitol Choices for Teens, 2009

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