Perhaps it’s in bad form to compare this novel to the Twilight series, but I am struck by how much more horror-packed credible dystopia is than books with credible, contemporary vampires and their various friends and foes. Yes, I’m still in the shallow end when it comes to reading the YA genre, maybe only up to my ankles—but The Adoration Of Jenna Fox reeled me in immediately and lingers although the book is read, closed, shelved. Not only do I admire the author’s writing style and her talent for writing characters convincingly, but the subject matter is so juicy and so easy to accept as a part of our not-too-distant future that I couldn’t help but be riveted—couldn’t help but think. This book goes on the Special Shelf in my house starting to get cramped with books intended for my son when he’s much older than 3. I look forward to discussing Jenna Fox with him one day (along with Tin-Tin, Pullman, anything C. S. Lewis and Tolkien, Moomintrolls, spiders that speak to pigs, cauldrons that cause a lot of trouble, boys with weird scars on their foreheads, Scott O’ Dell, The Wizard Of Oz, Joan Aiken’s novels, Kipling—surely sooner than later—more Moomintrolls, Filijonks and Hemulens, etc.—that is, if he’s interested, of course…….)

PS. It’s May. May! It’s May…

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI.
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