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The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
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Jul 13, 2011

it was amazing
Read in July, 2011

Mary Pearson picks up pieces of the story left in her 2009 title, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, in spins a new and just as creepy tale of neuroscience and technology gone awry. Two teens, both 'killed' in a car accident, are installed in the comfortable mansion of Dr. Gatsbro. Locke is suspicious of everything, while Kara seems more willing to buy into the stories and promises they are told about themselves and their future. When it is revealed that they are essentially "floor models" for rich people seeking to preserve their brain waves after their bodies die, Locke decides he must leave.

The story picks up quickly as he and Kara crisscross the country (with the help of some sympathetic adults and a hysterically funny and charming robot named Dot), trying to discover their friend Jenna Fox, who was also injured in that car accident, but was restored to "life" 260 years earlier. Readers will be amused by how much the future does NOT change some things! Pearson's characters are well-defined and each adds wonderful dimension to the story. There is a bit more of a horror element to The Fox Inheritance than in the earlier title, which I liked. And if you're wondering, no need to read The Adoration of Jenna Fox before you read this - but after you do, you'll want to go back and read it anyway!
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