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Fox forever
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2013
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  Booklist Review

I stare at my gravestone begins the opening sentence in the third and final title in the Jenna Fox Chronicles. Bioengineering is still the core of the fast-paced action, and there is also romance as the first-person, present-tense narrative switches to Locke, 17, who returns home to Boston as part of the Resistance after 260 years of being trapped in a six-inch cube. He falls in love with Raine, daughter of the evil, powerful gangster boss. Born in different centuries, their love is amazingly timeless. Along with the bioperfect love story, the gruesome specifics will also appeal to readers, including half-human monsters without lips or eyelids. The questions will grip readers: Is it true that Raine's birth parents threw her out when she was born? Or did her father steal her from a heartbroken family? Driving the appeal of this series finale is a universal fantasy: What would it be like to return home after nearly three centuries?--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist

  Kirkus Review

Picking up directly after The Fox Inheritance (2011), this colorful, high-stakes finale is a speedy thriller through the streets, neighborhoods and deserted subway tunnels of future Boston. Under Locke's skin is blue BioPerfect, capable of things he barely understands. His existence is illegal. He's determined to hunt down any backups of his consciousness that may be trapped without sensory input inside technological environments--just as his own mind spun in a pitch-black hell for 260 years, bodiless. But first he owes a Favor to the Network, an underground and undefined rebellion, so he insinuates himself into the life of Raine--wealthy daughter of a dangerous Secretary of Security--to glean information about a political prisoner and a pile of money. Fast-paced action and clear settings make for a vivid page turner, told in tight first-person. As Locke falls for Raine, his emotional desperation ratchets up. Revelations are about people's connections--past and present, tugging on threads that reach back through the series. Broad politics takes a narrative back seat to the circle of protagonists, and the treatment of minds trapped without bodies is anticlimactic for a series centered around that concept; however, the previous title's theme about Bots with human dreams reaches gratifying and tragic fruition. The mind-bending Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008) can easily stand alone, but this is a crucial, memorable conclusion for readers who have moved on to Inheritance. (Science fiction. 12 up)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Summary
<p>Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, he has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he'll have to return the Favor he accepted from the shadowy resistance group known as the Network.</p> <p>Locke must infiltrate the home of a government official by gaining the trust of his daughter, seventeen-year-old Raine, and he soon finds himself pulled deep into the world of the resistance--and into Raine's life.</p> <p>In Fox Forever , Mary E. Pearson brings the story she began in The Adoration of Jenna Fox and continued in The Fox Inheritance to a breathtaking conclusion as Locke discovers that being truly human requires much more than flesh and blood.</p>
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