Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson

The Fox Inheritance, written by Mary E. Pearson, is a science-fiction story and the second book of The Fox Chronicles. This book begins with a group of friends left disembodied after an accident, yet, through the miracles of science, alive within a digital void where they can still communicate with each other. Eighteen months after their imprisonment, one of the friends, Jenna Fox, disappears. The two remaining friends are clueless as to where she went. Two hundred sixty years later, they are released from their digital prisons. In this book, the characters begin their desperate search to find their lost friend, Jenna Fox, while trying to come to terms with their new bodies and new world.

I think The Fox Inheritance is an amazing story about discovering who you once were and becoming who you were meant to be. I really enjoyed reading it as it was a page turner, and had characters for whom I could cheer . I have already recommended this book to several friends. This book had a darker tone than the last book in the trilogy, but I found it appropriate for the characters situation. It can be pretty dramatic at times, especially as characters learn to deal with their traumatic experience. There were issues that readers can easily relate to, such as isolation, loss, and having a crush on two different people at once. It was also fascinating to witness a boy struggling to become a man in the character of Locke. Besides these more personal themes, the author also presented thought provoking questions regarding the changes in our society and whether or not these changes are actual progress.
Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Alton, MO US

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