What is identity? How do you define yourself? How far would you go to save someone you loved?
These and other questions are posed in The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson, one of my favorite books of 2008 and this month's readergirlz selection. To learn more about the book, consult the March issue of readergirlz and our special roundtable discussion of the book!
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But wait! There's more! Chat live with Mary E. Pearson at the readergirlz forum on Thursday, March 19th. The chat will begin at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST and last for about an hour.
If you're looking for stories similar to Jenna's, the readergirlz divas and the postergirlz advisory council recommend the following books:
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Undercover by Beth Kephart
Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Read, Reflect, Reach Out
Technologies in genomics, stem cell research, and cloning are advancing fast -- so fast that the laws have had trouble keeping up. It's important to voice your opinions to legislators while bills are being drafted and discussed. Grassroots letter-writing campaigns are still one of the most effective tools you have to voice your support or opposition to pending laws and influence change. Visit http://www.Congress.org to identify and contact elected leaders, post letters online, read others' letters, and more.
Recent readergirlz Reads
Last month's featured book: No Laughter Here by Rita Williams-Garcia
Next month's featured book and author: Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
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