Jenna Fox

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This smooth page-turner ticks various boxes for the secondary school curriculum: bioethics, environmental sustainability, the search for self-identity. And that’s all it does. The central character Jenna rebels against cocooning from her parents but I can’t help feeling that the reader is being cocooned, with this set-piece treatment of social issues. The only glimpse of anything beyond is religion as we invited to contemplate the nature of the soul. The secondary characters are all cardboard cutouts in a lab-generated novel.

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