Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
Pub. Date: August 30th 2011
Age Level: Young Adult
Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.
Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.
Everyone except Jenna Fox
This one is def a good follow up to the previous novel The Adoration of Jenna Fox. This one is told in Locke’s pov. It’s interesting to hear from a male pov. It’s crazy what science and technology will do to people. Imagine being “saved” and having to watch your loved ones, your friends and everyone you pretty much know die. It must be really tough. Jenna has lived for 260 years without her 2 other best friends. Locke doesn’t know who to blame and honestly who can blame him. He’s human after all. Kara becomes this thing. Almost like if she’s not human. I guess that’s why they have the 10% rule. Locke is like stuck in the middle of it all. Having to fight to save himself or fall and do nothing about his future. I don’t know what I would do in their position. I mean everyone wants to live forever. No one wants to die. But if they gave you a choice to live forever but having to never grow old, that in itself would be incredibly tough. What if you fall in love with someone and then you slowly watch them die. Having to know that day after day is just one day closer to you staying you and in great health but that they deteriorate every second, every min, every day, every week, month, year. I honestly don’t know if it would be worth it. I have much respect for the characters in this book. They didn’t choose to be left this way but they made the best of an ugly situation. I really hope that they have another one coming out. I want to see what happens to the rest of the characters, both new and old. I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.
If you could live forever, would you? Lemme know in the comment section below!
That Chick That Reads