Pearson, Mary E.: The adoration of Jenna Fox.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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PEARSON, Mary E. The adoration of Jenna Fox. Henry Holt. 272p. c2008. 0-8050-7668-9. $16.95. JS

Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox wakes from a coma and doesn't know who she is. She has been involved in a horrific accident and is brought home to recuperate with her mother and her grandmother, two women she does not remember. In fact, she is not really at home; her parents have moved miles away to give her time to fully recover. And, she has the distinct impression that her grandmother is angry with her. When Jenna insists on being able to go back to school, she is sent to a charter school where every student has had some difficulty to overcome--some have emotional scars, like Ethan; others, like Allys, are struggling with physical handicaps. Jenna becomes friends with both, and quadriplegic Allys draws Jenna and Ethan into a political passion for strict medical controls. Gradually Jenna starts to glimpse her past life, the accident, and strange memories that don't make sense to her until she is able to come face to face with the medical...

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