• The Adoration of Jenna Fox

  • By: Mary E. Pearson
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (323 ratings)

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The Adoration of Jenna Fox

By: Mary E. Pearson
Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
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Publisher's summary

Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?

Mary E. Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

©2008 Mary E. Pearson (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

“Narrator Jenna Lamia, who has a fresh, youthful-sounding voice, assumes the role of the confused teen. Lamia reads with a strong sense of believability, capturing the tone of a female adolescent with perfection.” —AudioFile

“It's hard to imagine any reader doing as fine a job with this audio as Lamia. Her vocal tone is faultless throughout, whether she is self-reflecting or interacting with the other impeccably voiced characters. There were moments during the sometimes-chilling narration when it was quite literally breathtaking. Jenna is believably torn, confused, angry, and cautiously hopeful during her recovery, growth and ultimate shocking realization of the truth about her accident and the subsequent steps her parents took to save her. The bonus interview with the author is as engaging and though provoking as Jenna Fox's story. Ideal for book discussions and group listening.” —KLIATT, Starred Review

“...Lamia becomes the transparent agent of Jenna's story: she leads the listener along that path by keeping her voice continually in the now, her nuanced, authentic teen inflection reflecting Jenna's newly won proficiency with language and her gradual decoding of the emotions and motives of her limited circle of family and friends. Lamia holds the rare gift of communicating not only the words on the page but also the punctuation and white space, infusing all with emotion. Listeners are taken beyond the book by the inclusion of a bonus interview with Pearson, which provides the gripping description of the author's driving force behind the writing.” —Horn Book Magazine

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