Saturday, September 3, 2011
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
"Jenna is so used to every move being recorded at this point that she seems to have surrendered herself to the adoration of Jenna Fox."
"Sometimes a person gets tired of being fixed all the time. Where every little problem becomes a project. Where every shortcoming needs to be addressed."
I don't expect my kids to be perfect (have you met my kids?), but I do want them to find one true passion and excel at it. I want them to be good at something, or a few things, and reading this made me think about my dreams for them. Do I adore my kids enough as their normal selves?
Although I found it thought-provoking from a parent's point of view, I think the best audience for this book is a female young adult. Maybe 12-16? I passed it on to my son who is 12, and he read it on the way too and from an outing and finished it. He liked it too. He did point out a few things they mention but don't develop much, but if I mention them it will spoil the book.