Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Adoration of Jenna Fox

reading next:Silence

The Adoration of Jenna Fox
written by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox has to be one of the most twisted, imaginative stories I have read in a while. (The other that comes to mind is Unwind.) The narration style is intriguing--very stoic, cold, robotic speech, but oh so captivating. Oftentimes, the narration was given in short, repetitive sentence fragments, further pushing the desire to know more. A character is created, but we find that she is not at all the person she thinks she is...or was. Even the descriptive bits were beautiful (and you will not find me saying that often) with phrases such as "Even her fingers look like calligraphy against the sky". The ending is one you will never have seen coming, and I for one was very glad to see an epilogue :) I really want to know how on earth Pearson came up with this story! Amazingly done.

Rating: 5/5

(Did anyone else think of Lost while reading? Matthew Fox, Locke...)

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