Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Jenna Fox has been in a coma for over a year due to a fatal accident. Over the year she has turned seventeen and the second female president has been elected, yet, she missed it all. Now she wakes with a strange feeling, and she cannot remember anything about the Jenna she was before the accident.

Her parents have taken special care to move her from big city Boston to a small settlement in what seems to be the middle of nowhere. She soon realizes that it was a necessity to move, and not a let's-start-off-fresh type of thing. Jenna also wonders why no one has come to visit her, and she soon realizes there are more differences in the new Jenna than there should be. And that could mean big trouble for Jenna and her family.

Let me start off with saying this book was not what I expected at all, and that is not necessarily a good thing. I was really looking for an easy to read novel with relativly no plot and a fruity story line. Yeah, not what I got. I can't really say that I disliked the book though, it was still a very nice book, just not what I was going for.

I felt that Jenna was portrayed rather well, although she was not described very well, I mean it said she had blonde hair like once? I do, however, understand that is hard in first person, but I still would have liked a better visual of all the characters. I did like Jenna's personality though, because if there is one attribute I can't get enough of, it's sarcasm. I loved how she kept her sarcasm from her old life, even though she has had things happen to her that may have prohibited her from keeping her attitude. Jenna did however annoy me at times, like when she was with her friends, and such. She just seemed to be portrayed so much differently than when she was at home around her family. I hated Jenna for doing that, just like I hate it when people in real life do that. It just kind of made Jenna seem rather fake, and also how she is able to stand up to her family but when Dane tells her she walks funny, she doesn't do anything. That made me want to shout at her and tell her to stand up to him, but you obviously cannot yell at fictitious people...alright, I admit I have yelled at books before, thinking the people would change their minds after they heard my opinion. (I'm not crazy, I swear!!)

Dane also made me angry though. Not because of his attitude but because I still don't understand why he was there, or why Mr. Bender didn't like him. I'm sure it said and I didn't pay any attention, but I would really like to know what Dane's problem was. Just saying.

Although the plot wasn't what I expected, it was very unique.I'm just going to go ahead and say this book takes place in the future, because, well even though it never says, I'm pretty sure it does. I was always wanting to know what Jenna would discover about her past next which was really what kept me reading through. I was very dissapointed when I figured out the accident was just an accident though. I was really hoping her dad like raged on her and almost killed her or something like that, but it was actually just an accident. It makes me so angry when things are what you expect.


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I am so sorry about the stupid rating thing. I AM GOING TO RAGE ON BLOGGER pretty soon. Does anyone know how to fix it, it does this ALL the time. Not on my personal blogger acount, only on this one. Life hates me.

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