Middle school students have reading interests that run the gamut from Diary of a Wimpy Kid to Twilight. Sometimes as a parent it is hard to know what is age appropriate for your child. Through this blog, I will try to help parents make informed decisions about what is available in our library. I am hoping that this blog will be a resource for our parents, and that we can all work together to make our students life-long readers!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of
Jenna Fox
by Mary E. Pearson
From the publisher:
"Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers? This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication."

This was a very interesting concept for a book. The less said about it the better for anyone else reading it. It is a science fiction book and deals with issues of bio-ethics. What I most enjoyed was reading the end of the edition I read where they interview the author. She talked about having 2 teenage daughters who got cancer and how this story came about when she realized that she would have done anything to save her daughters.

Areas of concern: Several uses of the "h" word, a handful of crude/vulgar language, and some kissing.
Suggested ages:
School Library Journal - Grades 8+
Publisher's Weekly - Ages 14+

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