Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Adoration of Jenna Fox
Like many successful YA books, this is a quirky mixture of sci fi + chick lit + page turning plot twists + scary handsome sociopath. Jenna Fox has been in an accident and has been in a coma for the past year. When she gets up, she has no memory so her mom has her watching these dvds of her life. Things start not adding up: why does her grandmother seem to hate her? why did her family move from Boston within the last 2 weeks? where are her friends? It's a chilling portrait of how much parents will do to save their children, and it is an even more scary idea of how far are we willing to push science? What is a human being? This one is deserving of the accolades.