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09 January 2008 @ 06:34 pm
I adore Jenna Fox  
THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX kept me company on the flight from Houston to ALA Midwinter in Philly. I did not even mind the extra couple of circles we took over Chesepeake Bay as it gave me time to finish the last page and just sit and compose myself before deplaning.

Here are the words I jotted down during our descent: poignant, remarkable, unique, touching, true fiction at its best, and perfectly conceived and delivered.

Thunderchikin has already sung its praises. Let me add my voice to his and create a grand operatic aria that should compel you to order it in advance. For those of you here at ALA, see if you can beg an ARC from Holt.

No spoilers here. Just a little something to whet your appetite. Jenna has survived an awful accident. Her memories are unclear. Some things she can recall; others elude her. And that seems to be where the mystery begins. However, it does not end there at all. As Jenna comes to realize exactly what has occurred she knows as does the reader that just because something is possible does not mean it is advisable.

Get it. Read it. The Goddess has spoken. The fat lady has sung.

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Lisa Schroeder, Author for Kids and Teens: i heart you coverlisa_schroeder on January 10th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
I can't wait to read this book - it sounds wonderful!!!
thunderchikin on January 10th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Validation, baby! I'm glad you liked it, too.
medwritermedwriter on January 10th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I loved this book also.
lizgallagherlizgallagher on January 10th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
Ack! You've done it again! You're making me want too many books. Truthfully, though, I've been waiting a long time for this one. You just REMINDED me of how much I want it. And that's just as bad. Because a person can only read one book at a time. Ya know, physically.
Melissa Wyattmelissawyatt on January 10th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
I wholeheartedly agree with every word. This is a beautiful book that straddles what might be a new genre. It is and it isn't sci-fi, but when you are reading it, the overwhelming impression is as you say: it's true. It reminds me of some of Madeline L'Engle's books, like The Arm of the Starfish and A Ring of Endless Light in it's spiritual exploration of what it means to be human. The best YA I've read in quite a long time.
mary pearson: AJF covermarypearson on January 10th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you professornana--I'm still soaking in every word of your aria. I'm so glad you liked it. Now *I* need a few minutes to compose myself . . .

Have fun in Philly and at the exhibits!
(Anonymous) on January 11th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
I have a copy just waiting for me to pick up - think I'll pick it up soon after reading this review. Thanks!
-Em (
Little Willow: dreamingslayground on February 6th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
SO amazing.