Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Top Ten (plus one) #6


Number #6 is The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.

Jenna has been in a coma for the past year, and when she awakes she remembers nothing from before. Her parents have moved her from the city she grew up in, and she has only video recordings from the past to help figure out who she is. She lives with her mother and grandmother, but she feels no affection towards them, and they don't tell her anything. Jenna has a lot of questions, and no one is giving her answers.

Jenna narrates her own story and you learn with Jenna about her past. Somethings are revealed to her through the videos, and some memories come back in time. Some are things she shouldn't remember at all. Jenna just wants to be a normal17-year-old girl, with friends and a future, but without a past this feels impossible

This was the first book I blogged about way back when, and I have not yet forgotten about Jenna. The story is told slowly, and you will be dying to know what really happened to Jenna. I actually listened to the audio version of this book, and loved the way narrators voice made Jenna sound both hopeful and uncertain. Whether you read or listen to this book, it will keep you riveted and thinking long past the story's end.

That's all for now, I'll be back on Thursday with the #4 book!
I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Currently reading The Dragon's Lair by Elizabeth Haydon, the 3rd book in a series about a young Nain named Ven and his adventures)