90 pages • 3 hours readMary E. Pearson
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“I don’t remember my mother, my father, or Lily. I don’t remember that I once lived in Boston. I don’t remember the accident. I don’t remember Jenna Fox”
This quote establishes Jenna’s state of mind and the limits of her memory at the beginning of the novel.
“There is something curious about where we live. Something curious about Lily. Something curious about Father and his nightly phone calls with Mother. And certainly something curious about me. Why can I remember the details of the French Revolution but I can’t remember if I ever had a best friend”
“Curious” is a key world for Jenna, and this is its first use. It reveals how Jenna sees herself and her family.
“It seems that everyone in this house is reinventing themselves and no one is who they once were”
The idea of reinvention and restoration runs throughout the early Sections of the book. Though Jenna knows very little, she knows that everyone in her family has changed themselves.
By Mary E. Pearson