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The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Transcript of The Adoration of Jenna Fox
As much as she wishes she could just be an normal girl, Jenna Fox is far from normal. Having been saved by BioGel from a nearly fatal car accident that took the lives of her two closest friends as well as all of Jenna's previous memories, she must try to live a normal life again.
I really enjoyed reading this book because it combined science fiction with real life scenarios. I would recommend it to anyone interested in sci-fi/medical thrillers or even mystery lovers as there is a lot of secrecy and uncertainty surrounding "the accident".
Jenna lives with her mother and grandmother in their newly purchased home in California, while her father resides in Boston, MA where he works and where the whole family lived before Jenna's accident.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
of Jenna Fox
Book by Mary E. Pearson
Presentation by Tommy Lyttle
The Protagonist - Jenna Fox
The Antagonist - Society
Supporting Character - Ethan
Society takes on the role of the antagonist in this story, as it does not generally support the use of BioGel and the government has actually placed restrictions on how much of it can be used per person. For this reason, Jenna must be kept hidden from the outside world.
Jenna is a 17 year old girl who nearly lost her life in a car accident but was saved by new medical technology called BioGel, which had been invented by her father. Throughout the story she tries to regain her memory of life before the accident and to function as an ordinary girl.
Ethan is one of the first friends that Jenna makes at her new school in California. Throughout the story Ethan helps Jenna both in and out of school. This friendship eventually develops into a romance as Jenna begins to remember what it is like to have feelings for somebody else again.
Jenna vs The Secret
After uncovering the mystery of her accident, Jenna learns that she is being kept alive by an amount of BioGel well over the legal limit. Jenna struggles with keeping this a secret as she feels it is wrong, but doesn't want to jeopardize all the hard work and money her parents put into saving her.
Jenna vs Her Memories
In order to try to regain her memories and her old lifestyle, Jenna is given home movies of her life up to age 16 to watch. In these movies she sees a very different girl, one who is happy and confident unlike the person she is now. Jenna doesn't understand how she can get to be the way she once was.
Dane vs Everyone
Dane is a member of Jenna's class in her new school. He rarely ever interacts with his classmates, but when he does he is incredibly rude and hateful toward all of them. It is never explained why Dane is like this.
Jenna vs Her Parents
Jenna comes into conflict with her parents many times throughout the story. She is always upset about the many secrets they have kept from her regarding her accident.
"Isn't that what all of life is anyway? Shards. Bits. Moments. Am I less because I have fewer, or do the few I have mean more? Am I just as full as anyone else? Enough?"
This quote reflects the way Jenna feels about her situation after the accident. It shows that even though she may not know as much or remember as much as others, she's still just as much of a person.
"I'm afraid that Claire and Matthew Fox will discover that the new, improved Jenna doesn't add up... at all and never did and everything they risked was for nothing. Because when all is said and done, I am not special at all. Those are the kind of things I am afraid of."
This quote shows that Jenna, much like all of us at some point in our lives, fears failure. She fears that she will fail to live up to the lofty expectations set for her by her parents.
"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."
While this is not necessarily a recurring theme in the story, I think it is one that many of us face in our everyday lives. It explains how two topics that are often considered opposites can be very closely related.
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