Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Book Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Technology is so neat. Speaking of which...
It's hard to describe The Adoration of Jenna Fox without spoiling most, if not all, of the major plot twists. Instead of a plot summary, I will ask a series of rhetorical questions:
What would you do if you woke up and weren't you anymore?
What does it mean to be alive?
What does it meant to be human?
and, as the cover asks,
How far would you go to save someone you love?
I really, really liked this book. It's a thought-provoking meditation upon the nature of humanity, technology, and the ethical dilemmas that surround them. Pearson does an excellent job humanizing her characters as she delineates why they have made the choices they made and how they led to the "present" Jenna Fox.
Highly recommended. 5 out of 5 stars.