Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

"Maybe that is all any life is composed of, trivia that eventually adds up to a person, and maybe I just don't have enough of it yet to be a whole one."
Seventeen year-old Jenna Fox can't remember who she is. She can't remember what her favorite color was, or which side she parted her hair on. She can't even remember if she had friends, or recognize her family. The car crash that left her comatose took all her memories. The home videos that her mother makes her watch bring back fragments, but even those give her questions. Why can she remember her own christening, and the particulars of the classics and world history, yet can't remember her grandmother's face?
 The Adoration of Jenna Fox is dystopian literature. But still, it seems as if it could happen ten years from now-or sooner. That's what makes it so frightening. And that's why I loved it so much.

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