Genre: Science Fiction
# of Pages: 265
RAC Book: Yes
Iowa High School Award Winner 2010
Jenna Fox was in a horrible car accident and wakes up a year later in a different part of the country with no memory of the previous year. She lives with her mom and grandma and her dad is back home. No one will tell her why they moved or why she has no memories of her life. They assure her it will take time to recover and remember who she was. In this book, it is possible to replace organs or create clones, but it is illegal to do so. As Jenna starts piecing together bits of information that do not make sense she starts to wonder what her parents were willing to do in order to save her. How far would a parent go to save a dying child?
Students who like Jodi Picoult books will enjoy this one, because it moves quickly and has several twists and turns in the plot. There are also many moral issues discussed as the society struggles with the previous overuse of antibiotics that have annihilated several species of plants and animals on earth. What scientific measures are appropriate if the intentions are good? When does it go too far? An interesting futuristic story that will leave the reader thinking about the possibilities the future could hold if we do not monitor some of our ways today.