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The Fox Inheritance: The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Re-animated teens out for revenge in taut thriller sequel.

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THE FOX INHERITANCE will grab readers just the way The Adoration of Jenna Fox did. The author beautifully blends the complexities of teen love, friendship, and tragedy with even more complex ethical questions: When are we not human anymore? What sacrifices will humans make for semi-immortality? Is that what medical science is ultimately for? Plus, thanks to Kara's erratic behavior, there's a palpable suspense that drives the book. It keeps readers guessing what she's really capable of.

This sequel has a couple small weaknesses. One is the narrator, Locke. He may be loyal and torn between his love of his two friends, but he's not nearly as interesting as Kara and Jenna. And then there's the futuristic setting -- also not nearly as interesting as it could be. Descriptions are short and lack that expected sense of wonder and awe. It's 260 years in the future. If you can make people filled with blue goo, then the cities ought to provoke just as much amazement.

Book Details

  • Author: Mary E. Pearson
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Publication date: August 30, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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