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Sunday, March 1, 2009

March's Pick: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Identity. Where does it lie? In a face? A voice? A bundled string of events we call a lifetime? Who am I? Can anyone ever know for sure just what it takes to be who we are? We all search for our place in this world and how we fit in, but for Jenna Fox that search reaches dark new dimensions when she wakes from a coma and can't remember who she is. Worse, she doesn't remember the people who claim to be her parents. There is something curious about them, about the house they all live in -- in fact, curious describes her whole life, as she attempts to unlock the secrets of who she was, and who she has become. Mary E. Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox is about Jenna's search for identity, a quest as old as history, but as startling as the future.

"Outstanding examination of identity." - Kirkus, starred review

"Gripping...seamless..." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Expert plotting." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Quite literally breathtaking." - Kliatt, audio starred review

Optioned by 20th Century Fox for a feature film

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