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Though containing elements of a science-fiction adventure (especially futuristic medical technology), this is at heart a sincere family story, wherein teenage Jenna struggles to reconcile her parents' love and expectations with her growing desire for independence.
Recommended by Sheila A., Powells.com

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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?

This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication.

Review:

"Sometime in the near future, Jenna Fox, 17, awakens from an 18-month-long coma following a devastating accident, her memory nearly blank. She attempts reorientation by watching videos of her childhood, 'recorded beyond reason' by worshipful parents, but mysteries proliferate. Jenna can recite passages from Thoreau yet can't remember having any friends. As memories return, however, Jenna starts picking at the explanation her parents have spun until it unravels. Pearson (A Room on Lorelei Street) uses each revelation to steadily build tension until the true horror comes into focus. Even then Pearson does not stop; she raises the ante in unexpected ways until the very last page. Clues are supplied by the supporting cast: Jenna's father, who made his fortune in biotechnology; a classmate whose loss of limbs has turned her into a crusader for medical ethics; Jenna's Catholic grandmother, who is hostile to her. A few lapses in logic — if Jenna's father is world-famous and the family in hiding, why does she enroll in school under her real name? — can be forgiven in favor of expert plotting and the complex questions raised about ethics and the nature of the soul. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"In this beautifully written novel, Pearson deals with the heart of what it means to be human." VOYA

Review:

"Teen readers will be drawn in because the story is well-written, it is well-paced, and it deals with many of the same relationship and existential issues that shape adolescence. But the story also pushes us to think about larger philosophical questions such as what is it that makes us truly human?" Children's Literature

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"[F]ascinating and thought provoking." KLIATT

Review:

"The science...and the science fiction are fascinating, but what will hold readers mostare the moral issues of betrayal, loyalty, sacrifice, and survival." Booklist

Synopsis:

She wasnt supposed to survive the accident.
But she did.

Synopsis:

A groundbreaking new novel by acclaimed author Mary E. Pearson

Synopsis:

For fans of Uglies comes a spiraling, intense sci fi thriller.

"Control blew me away. The twists and turns and suspense made for a thrilling ride. Zel is as authentic a character as I've read in a very long time. Highly recommended" - James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner

Set in 2150 — in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms — this is about the human genetic "mistakes" that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.

When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it's not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren't like any she's ever seen — teens who, by law, shouldn't even exist. One of them — an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy — can help Zel reunite with her sister.

But only if she is willing to lose him.

Synopsis:

For fans of the Uglies comes a spiraling, intense sci fi thriller.

"Control blew me away. The twists and turns and suspense that made for a thrilling ride. Zel is as authentic a character as I've read in a very long time. Highly recommended" - James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner

Set in 2150 — in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms — this is about the human genetic "mistakes" that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.

When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it's not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren't like any she's ever seen — teens who, by law, shouldn't even exist. One of them — an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy — can help Zel reunite with her sister.

But only if she is willing to lose him.

About the Author

Mary E. Pearson is the author of three other novels for teens — A Room on Lorelei Street, David v. God, and Scribbler of Dreams.& She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

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I could not have had a more different idea of where this book was heading than I did. I figured it to be a fluff YA book that I could read on the bus and suddenly I'm in the middle of a discussion on ethics and how much technology is too much technology.....this was a FANTASTIC read from start to finish. I'm so glad I picked it up on a whim.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805076684
Author:
Pearson, Mary E.
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Author:
Pearson, Mary
Author:
Lamia, Jenna
Author:
Kang, Lydia
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Dystopian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 3
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 cds/7.5 hrs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.43 x 1.02 in
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 272 pages Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - English 9780805076684 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Though containing elements of a science-fiction adventure (especially futuristic medical technology), this is at heart a sincere family story, wherein teenage Jenna struggles to reconcile her parents' love and expectations with her growing desire for independence.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sometime in the near future, Jenna Fox, 17, awakens from an 18-month-long coma following a devastating accident, her memory nearly blank. She attempts reorientation by watching videos of her childhood, 'recorded beyond reason' by worshipful parents, but mysteries proliferate. Jenna can recite passages from Thoreau yet can't remember having any friends. As memories return, however, Jenna starts picking at the explanation her parents have spun until it unravels. Pearson (A Room on Lorelei Street) uses each revelation to steadily build tension until the true horror comes into focus. Even then Pearson does not stop; she raises the ante in unexpected ways until the very last page. Clues are supplied by the supporting cast: Jenna's father, who made his fortune in biotechnology; a classmate whose loss of limbs has turned her into a crusader for medical ethics; Jenna's Catholic grandmother, who is hostile to her. A few lapses in logic — if Jenna's father is world-famous and the family in hiding, why does she enroll in school under her real name? — can be forgiven in favor of expert plotting and the complex questions raised about ethics and the nature of the soul. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "In this beautifully written novel, Pearson deals with the heart of what it means to be human."
"Review" by , "Teen readers will be drawn in because the story is well-written, it is well-paced, and it deals with many of the same relationship and existential issues that shape adolescence. But the story also pushes us to think about larger philosophical questions such as what is it that makes us truly human?"
"Review" by , "[F]ascinating and thought provoking."
"Review" by , "The science...and the science fiction are fascinating, but what will hold readers mostare the moral issues of betrayal, loyalty, sacrifice, and survival."
"Synopsis" by ,
She wasnt supposed to survive the accident.
But she did.
"Synopsis" by ,
A groundbreaking new novel by acclaimed author Mary E. Pearson
"Synopsis" by ,
For fans of Uglies comes a spiraling, intense sci fi thriller.

"Control blew me away. The twists and turns and suspense made for a thrilling ride. Zel is as authentic a character as I've read in a very long time. Highly recommended" - James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner

Set in 2150 — in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms — this is about the human genetic "mistakes" that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.

When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it's not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren't like any she's ever seen — teens who, by law, shouldn't even exist. One of them — an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy — can help Zel reunite with her sister.

But only if she is willing to lose him.

"Synopsis" by ,
For fans of the Uglies comes a spiraling, intense sci fi thriller.

"Control blew me away. The twists and turns and suspense that made for a thrilling ride. Zel is as authentic a character as I've read in a very long time. Highly recommended" - James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner

Set in 2150 — in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms — this is about the human genetic "mistakes" that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.

When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it's not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren't like any she's ever seen — teens who, by law, shouldn't even exist. One of them — an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy — can help Zel reunite with her sister.

But only if she is willing to lose him.

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