Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox  by Mary Pearson

My favorite kind of science fiction is the kind that makes you believe that the story could actually happen, that our society is thisclose to teetering over the edge. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is one of those stories.

Waking up from an 18-month coma, Jenna's memory is spotty. She knows facts, like that millions of people were killed from a virus that could've been averted if the world wouldn't have become so dependent upon antibiotics. What she doesn't remember are the personal things, like who her friends were, and why her grandmother is so distant. She knows that her parents are hiding something from her, something that will be the figurative key to figuring out who she is. Then she finds the literal key, a key that opens the closet door in her parents' bedroom. And what she finds there is horrifying.

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