The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a novel that discusses the issues of bio-ethics and humanity while successfully telling the story of Jenna Fox, who has survived burns and the following infections from a forgotten car accident because of her father’s affiliation with the medical company Fox BioSystems (CEO), and has been in a coma for the past year. After finding strange boxes in her mother’s closet, Jenna learns only ten percent of her brain survived the accident, called “the butterfly”. The memories outside that ten percent are slowly being downloaded from a computer. As the story unfolds, Jenna tries to repair her relationship with her grandmother, who can’t tell if she is real, or just memories with a body, and recall what it is to be a teenager with her new friend Allys, who would hate the illegal creature Jenna is…if she knew such a person existed. But when Jenna finds her life is a controlled environment for the little lab pet, and her friends are trapped in a digital hell, chaos ensues. The downsides of this novel are the romance never got off the ground. Ethan should have remained only a friend. Also, the epilogue disappoints after a beautiful ending. It works, but belongs to another book.
Reviewed by Molly