Today’s Book Spotlight is on The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Jenna Fox knows her name but only because someone told her. She knows she is odd but only because she looked the word up in the dictionary. She knows she just woke up after over a year in coma due to a horrible accident but she has no memory of either her accident or the life she lead before. But why does she know the statistics of an earthquake that happened before she was born in a state she only moved to 2 weeks ago?
Jenna tries to recover the best she can from her accident. Learning to walk again, watching hundreds of hours of video of herself that her parents filmed as Jenna was growing up (every birthday, holiday, and dance recital was recorded), she even tries to make friends at her new school but she can tell something just isn’t right. Memories are coming back to her but they aren’t the right ones. She wouldn’t be able to remember her own baptism, which happened when she was just a few weeks old, would she? The more that comes back to her the more she knows she isn’t the same person that is on those tapes.
This is a book about how far someone will go to save the person they love, the ethical dilemmas faced by the medical community, and trying to live up to what seems like the perfect life on tape. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in medicine, technology, or the human element behind scientific discoveries. Perfect for a group discussion or book club. First in the Jenna Fox Chronicles series. To reserve a copy please fill out a book request form.