Monday, July 28, 2008


When Jenna Fox awakens from a coma, she can't remember anything about herself or her life. As her memory returns, questions arise:

  • Why can she recite the entire text of Walden from memory?
  • Why is she starting to recall events from as early as the first year of her life?
  • What really happened the night she got in the car accident that sent her into a coma?

The twist in the middle of the book that answers most of these questions is rather easy to see coming, but the main character's journey toward it is still interesting. I personally thought that the ending of the book didn't quite match up with the rest of the story, but I have a feeling this book is going to be a teen science fiction staple for some years to come.


cindy said...

i've heard buzz about this book. but you haven't rated it, cheryl! thanks for the review, tho.

Cheryl said...

The predictability of the mc's big secret, the ending that didn't quite fit the rest of the book, and the overly-done subject made me feel less than exuberant about this book.