The Adoration of Jenna Fox

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Jenna Fox

In The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson, Jenna Fox, a 17 year old girl, gets in a terrible accident and wakes up from a coma a year later. She eventually finds out the accident caused her to lose her body. Only 10% of her brain is left. The rest is made of Bio Gel and a fake skeleton. The more she learns about this, the more it makes her think about the rest of her life. Jenna 's accident makes her question whether she can ever have a normal life. Jenna’s accident makes her question whether she will have an actual family. In order to have your very own family, you have to be married. Jenna may not have that option, due to her new body. She has a relationship with Ethan, and they are in love with each other. So there is
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Don 't go. Don 't go" (152). The fact that Jenna stopped herself from obeying is interesting, because her biochips gave her subliminal messages that told her to go to her room. If she could overpower that, then she still has free will. Free will is a strong characteristic for any living being, and if Jenna can do that, then she can behave like a normal human. Another strong characteristic is curiosity. It has a few definitions, which are to be inquisitive and to be odd. When Jenna is first asked if she was curious, so she responded in an interesting way. "I 've been in a coma for over a year. I guess that makes me highly unusual; odd; strange. Yes, Lily. I am curious" (11). Even though she just woke up from a coma, she still has some of her personality. She questions and critically thinks about troubles in her life, and most people act the same way. Not only that, but people need their independence as well. After battling herself to decide what she needs in life, she finally comes to a decision: "I need to own my life" (254). A person can not always be controlled by something else, or else they do not develop their own personality. Controlling your own life gives you the power to do what you want, to find what makes you happy.
Jenna, although mostly make up of Bio Gel and lab skin, is a completely normal girl. She walks, talks, thinks, and breathes like everybody else. Everybody has a social life,
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