Mary E. Pearson is the author of six previous novels for teens, including The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Fox Inheritance, and The Miles Between. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.
"Raises the ante in unexpected ways until the very last page." --Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Adoration of Jenna Fox"This is a beautiful blend of science fiction, medical thriller, and teen-relationship novel that melds into a seamless whole that will please fans of all three genres." --School Library Journal, starred review on The Adoration of Jenna Fox"[An] outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review on The Adoration of Jenna Fox"This novel is truly unlike any other I have ever read and is a breath of fresh air." --ELLEgirl on The Adoration of Jenna Fox"This is an amazingly powerful, thought-provoking, just brilliant novel." --Teen Book Review on The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Gr 9 Up- In the thrilling and brilliant conclusion (Holt, 2013) to Pearson's Jenna Fox Chronicles, Locke Jenkins has finally been able to escape the malicious Dr. Gatsbro with the aide of the Network. He heads for Boston to repay the Favor owed for their assistance. Locke wants nothing more than to complete his task so that he can return to Jenna Fox in California and have the chance to be with the girl that he's loved for almost 300 years. What Locke finds in Boston, though, causes him to question his feelings and his ideals. Locke's task is to retrieve the leader of the Resistance, Karden, a man thought to have been dead for the last 16 years. To do so, Locke must win over the teenage daughter of the government official holding Karden captive. Drawn deep into the struggle between the corrupt government and the Network, Locke finds himself defining who he wants to be in the hundreds of years he may have left to live, and who he believes should be beside him as he goes into the future. Matthew Brown's even tones and deliberate pacing brilliantly capture Locke as he moves through Pearson's explorations into morality, societal relationships, government control, and what truly defines humanity. The final events of the book not only give listeners the end of Locke's story, but also bring an emotionally satisfying conclusion to Jenna's tale. For all library collections circulating the first two titles.-Jessica Miller, West Springfield Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.