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The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
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Aug 18, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy-and-sci-fi, young-adult
Read in August, 2009

** spoiler alert ** I really enjoyed reading this book. It was all about medical science and ethics and whether people go too far in saving someone they love, and a bit about God and who are we to decide about whether a person lives or dies. It tells the story of Jenna Fox, a teenager who was involved in a horrible accident that hurt her so badly they were only able to save 10% of her brain, the butterfly, which refers to the picture on the cover. Is she the same person she was or is she someone completely different? I was a little upset that the author didn't really develop the other characters in the charter school as they seemed interesting, but I know the main focus was on Jenna and her family. I am glad that Jenna ended up marrying/living with Ethan and they had a child together. The author was very subtle about the references to faith and God, pretty much up until the end (which I was grateful for, I hate it when people try to bash you over the head with religion or their viewpoints)when my favorite quote came in: "Faith and science, I have learned, are two sides of the same coin, separated by an expanse so small, but wide enough that one side can't see the other. They don't even know they're connected. Father and Lily were two sides of the same coin, I've decided, and maybe I am the space in between."

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