Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Mary E. Pearson's, The Adoration of Jenna Fox is one that even when you finish you linger LONG after trying to think it all through. It was a great read - but the ramifications that the novel presents are long-lingering. (Which I am sure is what the author was hoping for!!) 17 year old Jenna Fox is in a car accident and basically has not much body left - no organs are functioning, etc. in fact, she only has 10% of her REAL self left - but her father is a scientist that has helped develop a bio-gel that can be injected and the body can basically rebuild - ok, I don't understand how it all worked - but it was believable!! I can see this being such an issue in the future - how much of a person can physically be left - medicine can re-create them - and they are still who they were........make sense?? Scary, but WOW, so much to think about. So the whole book is her re-discovering who she really is - her past, etc. And then trying to come to grips with the fact that she is only 10% of who she was and so who does that make her???? Great read - thought-provoking, and, I believe, one that would be great for a discussion.