Monday, August 8, 2011
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Published: April 2008
Available: Amazon, B&N
** This review does contain some minor spoilers.
I wasn't too sure of this at first as the description of the back of the books seemed very misleading. I'd asked for recommendations for dystopian books, and the blurb on the back made me think I was actually getting a time traveling book.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox was a very interesting read, and Jenna was a very likable character. Her confusion, fear, and frustrations were very natural and made her very believable.
(view spoiler)About halfway through the book, I felt that it was turning into Spielberg's A.I. and was certain she would be some robot. I just felt like it was too similar to the AI movie. It asks the same questions, but has none of the action. What action there was, was minor. The character of Dane never goes anywhere. Just leads to more questions. Even the storyline of Allys never fulfills it's promise. The moment Jenna left Ally's house, I knew Allys parents what they would do. Jenna says Allys wouldn't want it, yet does nothing to stop it and we never see Ally's reaction.