Teen Read '09 Books

  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary Pearson The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart Evernight, by Claudia Gray Graceling, by Kristin CashoreThe Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins Impossible, by Nancy Werlin The Inkheart Trilogy, by Cornelia Funke Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow Nation, by Terry Pratchett Paper Towns, by John Green Savvy, by Ingrid Law What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell

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Jenna Fox is a very interesting character. I think that Jenna possesses a very good strength to ask questions and not just say yeah thats what they tell me so thats what I have to believe. Her parents might have never told her what really happened to her if she didnt stumble across it herself. Its interesting to think of what they might be able to do in the future with synthetics and such.

I enjoyed seeing her progress through the book. I really became emotionally envolved in this book and loved how it was so entertaining.

I could never deal with having to be perfect all my life and to have so much attention to be put on me watching my every move and having my whole life pretty much to be taped. I liked how finally Jenna became fed up with it and told her mom how she felt.

I agree with Jacqueline. I think that her strength was not doing as she's told, and questioning the unrealistic orders her parents gave/programmed into her.

I thought she really exhibited her strength in fighting for doing things she enjoyed even when her parents told her not to.

Her parents were very interesting characters, because they actually reminded me of very real parents today. Some parents try to protect kids from the world, when, they will find it eventually. And when they do, they're more likely to do harmful things just to spite their over-protective parents. We all have a bit of teenage rebellion in ourselves, but I think it comes out in over-protected kids more.

I agree, this book was very emotional!

I think that this book puts a completely different view on life. In my opinion it is a very scary thought to not remember anything. I would feel empty if I had no memories, lonely if I had no friends, and almost betrayed if I found out a secret like Jenna did, the way that she did.

This book speaks to me because I have a family member who was in an induced coma for a week, and hearing her talk about what she remembered last was strange. I think that something like this would be very scary to go through, but I also believe that with our constantly advancing medical technology, some of these ideas may not be too far off.

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