Saturday, April 4, 2009
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Jenna wakes up from a year-long coma and finds her life altered. She now lives in California with her mother and grandmother while her father still works in Boston where they all lived together before the car accident. Her grandmother is openly hostile to her and no one wants to talk to her about the friends she knows were in the car with her or even discuss any part of her accident and recovery. When Jenna finally convinces her overly protective mom to let her go to school she finds that she can recite entire passages from Thoreau even though she can't remember her own life before her accident. As she investigates further she begins to question just what it is that makes you a "real" person and how much of her former self remains in who she is now.