Adoration of Jenna Fox

April 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm (book review, books) (, , )

I’m not sure what I think of this book. It is simple, but maybe too simple. But because it it dealing with a complex issue, maybe it has to be simple.

Jenna Fox is 17, and has lost a year of her life. She was in a comma, because of a near fatal car accident. Interestingly, she remembers nothing of her former life. All She really knows is that her parents are hiding something.

For the average reader, you’ll figure it out before Jenna. Her father is a bio engineer.

The questions that Jenna asks as she remembers things, figures things out, and makes new friends, are what makes this book interesting. What is human? Is there a line? Parents often try and protect their children, but when does that protection fall into betrayal?

The big questions — Once we’ve mucked things up , is there a reason to stop trying to fix things? How far would you go to save someone you love? How far should you go? Do you ( or society) have the rights to set those limits?

It was an interesting book , with a bunch to think about. I think it will have a broad appeal , even if the book is simple. J, you might try it.

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