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Download Book È The Adoration of Jenna Fox Ç 278 pages à Mary e. pearson ↠ Everything is different Seventeen year old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year long coma so she's been told and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it But what happened before that ShT the accident Jenna is becoming curious But she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her uestionsWhat happened to Jenna Fox And who is she real Actual Rating 25 starsI get why this book is liked by so many peoplePersonally I didn't connect to it or the characters It is an interesting premise but I need stories that are preferably packed with drama conflicts and emotions The issues explored here the ethics and morals of what makes a human are interesting but too light These topics are reflected in a superficial way that although might be ideal for teenagers it left me wanting incomplete I would have enjoyed the story with a deeper examination and discernment of these hypothesis After all the robothuman postulate is not a new idea and we have seen plenty of theories and interpretations with much deliberation and greater argumentation To conclude I'll just surmise it by saying that although Jenna's reflections have potential the final feeling of the story is insufficient if you are an adult reader so to properly enjoy it it would be best to be a young readerPS The audiobook narrator is very good

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Everything is different Seventeen year old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year long coma so she's been told and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it But what Interesting The adoration of Jenna Fox is many things It is a young adult speculative fiction novel for girls who don't like science fiction# a coming of age novel for people who eschew the touchy feely me# a medical thriller fully as suspenseful as early Robin Cook# a meditation on choices nearly as profound as Walden which it freuently uotesAnd I think it is very subtly a pro life statementNow I like the reviewers at SLJ Publishers Weekly The Horn Book etc and my colleague Other Paula who recommended it to me enjoyed this book I liked Jenna who has awoken from a coma with no memory and who struggles to assimilate information that will help her interpret her world and make sense of her often conflicting impressions I enjoyed watching her evaluate her former life explore her new life and forge a new identity from the best pieces of both The near future world that Pearson has invented full of genetically engineered species and antibiotic resistant bacteria and oxygenated transplant gel loaded with neurochips is both believable and intriguing And I thought that waking from a coma was a serviceable metaphor for teenagers just beginning to realize that they are not merely extensions of or reactions against their parents and that they can choose what kind of person to beBut although this book is a suspenseful thrilling read I went through it slowly because there's a lot going on in it beyond the mystery of Jenna's past Specifically the freuent ethics discussions merit very close attentionIn Jenna's world Science it almost wears a capital S in this book is responsible for the disappearance of native species and an epidemic that killed a uarter of the world's population In response the federal government has enacted laws and created an ethics board that controls access to and application of advanced medical treatments To ensure euitable access a point system is in place under which every person is assigned 100 points Medical procedures use up those points physicians decide whether a person 'needs' say biofeedback software for their prosthetic limbs or a kidney or a heart transplant based on how many points they have leftJenna is the daughter of a biotechnology billionaire and she has recovered from a truly devastating car accident I don't think I'm giving away too much of the plot when I say that Jenna has exceeded her pointsThis fact along with various revelations pertaining to what was lost and what recovered from Jenna's body after the crash as well as a uadruple amputee whom she meets at school and the fate of her best friends from before the accident leads Jenna to uestion her right and desire to be aliveI was skating right along with Jenna feeling her dilemmas rejoicing in her rebellions all the way up to the book's ending an artificial feeling happy coda set two hundred and forty years later 240 years is a long time long enough presumably for a character to gain complete perspective And 240 years later Jenna is content with her choices and the world's society backs her up She muses on faith and science and thinks that they are two sides of the same coin At this point I thought to myself 'Faith' Was this book about faith Earlier in the book Jenna wondered if she had a soul and her grandmother is Catholic and then I realized that Jenna's post coma memories include events that happened before she could talk a near drowning as a toddler her baptism and being in her mother's womb This representation of a fetus's perceptions and feelings is extremely provocative and amid Pearson's well written examinations of the meaning and value of human life I think it's unnecessary It made me go back and re examine all of the science and ethics in the bookI feel sure that Mary Pearson did not write The Adoration of Jenna Fox as Christian or pro life propaganda although if that title isn't Jesus y enough for you I'll write the seuel and call it Ecce JennaUntil that ending I would even say that her presentation of the ethical issues faced by the characters is basically balanced though that point system thing rather reeks of pro life rhetoric If the book had been left open ended I would recommend it without reservation It could be used in many terrific science class discussion topics some of which are listed in the discussion guide some not Teen literature should challenge convictions should poke holes in the status uoBut resolving Jenna's ethical conflicts presenting her choice as the one right choice damages the credibility of the book Sure it's just fiction but I'd like to give this book credit than that You uote Walden that much you kind of better be prepared to defend your choicesThis review originally published on Pink Me

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The Adoration of Jenna FoxHappened before that She's been given home movies chronicling her entire life which spark memories to surface But are the memories really hers And why won't anyone in her family talk abou Huh interesting This book is the short first person narrative of a teenaged girl told in a string of tiny sections sometimes just a sentence or two as she and the reader piece together her memory after waking from an accident Justine Larbalestier’s Liar is the short first person narrative of a teenaged girl told in a string of tiny sections sometimes just a sentence or two as she deliberately obscures the truth and jerks the reader around And yet Jenna Fox was the book I found artificial over constructed manipulativeI dunno it’s an issue book and it’s subtle like a blow to the head I wanted to like it than I did because there’s actually a lot of nice things going on here with a mother daughter relationship and even some gestures towards a nuanced treatment of the “issues” But this is a book about science and the people caught bleeding on its edge and it got really far up my nose in the way discussions about “what it truly means to be human” always do Because these narratives about how far science should or shouldn’t go are when you scrape away everything else just shittily disguised exercises in body xenophobia I mean look these are books about reconstructed bodies and reconstituted physical and neurological lives and they’re all “but what if I’m not huuuuuuman any weep wail” It’s disability anxiety dressed up pretty Altered body anxiety All dependent on this notion of human as something narrow and prescriptive that you obviously should worry about losing if you ever gasp get hurt and need medical intervention Wait hang on I had a revelation though There was an author interview at the end of my audiobook in which Pearson sort of casually defined what ethics means to her And apparently what ethics means to her is how we feel about things Seriously she thinks ethics is what we “feel is right”And I was like holy shit that’s what people think It just made sense out of a decade of my life My GodLook okay Ethics isn’t about how we feeeeel You know why Because we feeeeel like assholes We feel subconscious but measurable anxiety at the presence of people with darker skin than us; we feel in unarticulated but measurable ways that people always have a right to speak up for themselves unless they happen to be women; we feel in subtle but measurable ways that disabled people are upsetting to look at and should just go away We are racists we are sexists we are deeply ablest – we are assholes So the notion that we can just look into our feelings and find some clean instinctive right ethical answer is utter nonsense Ethics isn’t what you feel in your heart and anyone who says so is giving themselves permission to be an assholeWhich explains everything about this book Because it is all about how people feel in their hearts – about how they are ablest assholes who ignore things like um consent – and not at all about ethics