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The Adoration of Jenna Fox
by Mary E. Pearson
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1.What is the significance of the pages with the gray background?
 
2.Are Jenna's parents good parents? Why or why not? Should they have gone to the lengths they did to save her life? Is it true that "any parent in the world" would have made the same choice?
 
3.What is Jenna supposed to get out of watching all the videos of her life? Why does Lily want her to watch the last one first?
 
4.Is Jenna human? What makes someone human?
 
5.What clues do we have about the time period of the story?
 
6.Describe Jenna's relationship with her mother... her father... her grandmother.
 
7.What is the role of Clayton Bender in the story? What do he and Jenna have in common?
 
8.Is the title appropriate for this book? What does it mean?
 
9.Why is it so important for Jenna to have friends?
 
10.What are some of the themes or deeper meanings of this story?
 
11.Is Lily right, that there are worse things than dying? What might be some examples?
 
12.Why does Lily spend so much time in the greenhouse?
 
13.What would it be like to have your whole high school curriculum uploaded to your brain? Would you like that?
 
14.Why is it so important to Jenna to find her red skirt?
 
15.Do you think technology will advance to the point where the fantasy of the story will become reality? Why or why not?
 
16.Why is it so important for Jenna to destroy the back-up computer discs? Was that a good choice?
 
17.The book mentions several times that Jenna is mostly a rule-follower. Is it good to be a rule-follower? Are you a rule-follower? Why or why not?
 
18.Why does Jenna say that faith and science are two sides of the same coin? Do you agree?
 
19.What was your favorite part of the story?
 
20.Did you like the last chapter? Was it a good ending or would you have preferred the story end with the previous chapter?
 
Author Website:
http://www.marypearson.com/
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