Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?
This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication.
My Review: I have nothing bad to say about this book. I'm kind of at a loss for words for this honestly. I really enjoyed it, but I don't know how to describe it. I guess I'll start with the characters.
Jenna is a fantastic character. She's really interesting right off the bat. There's something odd about her. I know that and she knows that, only we don't know just what it is. She's a quick learner, and quick to have an opinion. She's also very tolerant and understanding, and oddly relateable despite her curious conditions. Her grandmother is also a fantastic character. I didn't think her parents were as well developed as they could have been, but I have no major issues with them. Jenna's new friends, however, were a little too... distant for my liking. I didn't get to see/know them as well as I'd have liked.
The story is very intriguing. It's not a very fast-paced book. It's sort of difficult to knock it out in one weekend, but it's not slow, per se. It gives it sort of a mystery feel, with a tad bit of urgency. As for the actual mystery of the book, the outcome isn't very difficult to predict, but it's satisfying all the same. I love how the book ended. It was sort of different, but still satisfying. I can't wait to get my hands on the second book. Five stars for sure!
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