Have you ever felt like you had to keep secrets from the people closest to you? Ever felt like no one knows the real you? What if the person who didn’t know you at all – was you? What could it mean about you if the people who supposedly love you were keeping your secrets from you? Could your secrets be so awful that remembering them could destroy you?
Imagine how it would feel to wake up knowing only what other people, people you don’t remember, tell you about yourself. Jenna Fox is faced with these problems when she wakes up from a coma with no memories of her family, her accident, or even of herself.
She knows for sure that Jenna Fox is adored beyond all else by her parents, as seen in the sixteen years of family home movies. She knows that after two miscarriages, Jenna was born to be the miracle baby they dreamed of. (Can you imagine trying to live up to that kind of pressure?) She knows that losing Jenna would be unbearable to them. What she doesn’t know, can’t know, is how far they would be willing to go to save Jenna.
This is not the world we live in today, but in the not so distant future where science and fiction meld into one reality, the possibilities could be endless … but are they what is best for Jenna? Or for humanity? These are just some of the questions Jenna has to figure out as she tries to rediscover who she was, and at the same time, figure out who she is now. Is she really Jenna Fox, beloved daughter of Claire and Matthew Fox? Or is she someone else completely?
Most importantly, she must decide how far is too far when it comes to saving someone you love? Ask yourself, how far would you go?
Pearson, Mary E. The Adoration of Jenna Fox. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2008. Print.
Genre: Science Fiction.
Age range: 14 and up
Keywords: teens, life, family, love, loss, identity, medical ethics, self-perception, memory, biotechnology.
Lopez High Library Call Number: FIC PEA