Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Pearson, Mary. (2008). The Adoration of Jenna Fox. New York: Henry Holt.

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 A seventeen year-old girl awakes from a coma with no memory of who she is or what happened to her. Jenna Fox struggles to find her identity and realize her purpose in life.


 “Tell me who I am.” 

Who is Jenna Fox? Imagine waking up one day with no memory of who you were or how to do simple things like walk or talk. This is the reality of Jenna Fox's new life. She's constantly looking up words to understand their meanings and watching excessive, almost creepy childhood videos. She remembers things that she shouldn't- couldn't and there are also the crystal-clear voices that visit every night. 

“The dictionary says my identity should be all about being separate or distinct, and yet it feels like it is so wrapped up in others.” 

Jenna's mother is obsessive, controlling, and secretive. Her grandmother avoids her like the plague and always seems mad. Her father always masks his emotions with a smile and a sweetly spoken "It's alright, Angel." Yet it is these people who hold the keys to the closet of secrets that is Jenna's life. She must discover her past to understand who she has become.

Follow in the new Jenna's footsteps and surrender yourself to the mysterious Adoration of Jenna Fox.


One small changed family doesn’t calculate into a world that has been spinning for a billion years. But one small change makes the world spin differently in a billion ways for one family.


  • ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
  • Andre Norton Award Finalist, 2009
  • Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2010
  • Booklist 2009 Amazing Audiobooks
  • Califonia Young Reader Medal nominee, 2010-2011
  • Capitol Choices for Teens, 2009
  • Cynsational Books of 2008
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award nominee, 2010-2011
  • Evergreen Young Adult Book Award 2011 Master list, 201!
  • Garden State Teen Book Award Finalist, 2011
  • German Youth Literature Award Finalist, Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, 2010
  • Golden Kite Honor Award, 2008
  • Heartland Award Honor Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, 2010
  • IndieBound "Top Ten" Summer 2008 Pick 
  • International Reading Association Young Adult Choice Book, 2010
  • Iowa High School Book Award master list, 2010-2011
  • Isinglass Teen Reads Award Nominee, 2010-2011
  • Kentucky Book Award Master List, 2010
  • Kirkus Best Young Adult Books of 2008
  • Librarians' Choices 2008
  • Locus Magazine 2008 Recommended Read
  • Maine Student Book Award Master List, 2010
  • Missouri Truman Readers Award nominee, 2010-2011
  • Never Jam Today Best of 2008
  • Not Your Mother's Faves, 2008
  • NYPL Best Books, 2009
  • Oregon Reader's Choice nominee, 2010-2011
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Master List, 2011
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Master List, 2010
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2008
  • Sequoyah Book Awards Master list, 2011
  • South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Master List, 2009
  • Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Master List, 2010
  • Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2008
  • Texas Tayshas High School Reading List, 2008
  • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction, 2008
  • Westchester Fiction Award, 2009
  • Winner Distinguished Work of Fiction CLCSC, 2009
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010

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