Monday, August 31, 2015
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
This is an interesting and thoughtful-making dystopian YA novel. Set sometime in the future after many people have died due to an untreatable outbreak because anti-biotics had become useless due to overuse, we meet seventeen year old Jenna Fox. She has no memory at all - even of who she is, and her parents have told her she had been in an accident and was in a coma for the past 18 months. They have given her video discs of her entire past life to watch and slowly, as they told her it would, her memory returns. Something, however is off, and she realizes that they are not telling her the truth. Mystery, intrigue and some romance abound in this well-written and gripping YA novel.