Sample text for The adoration of Jenna Fox / Mary E. Pearson.


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I look at my fingers again, the ones that trembled and shook just a few days ago at Mr. Bender’s kitchen table. I bring them together, fingertip to fingertip, like a steeple. Each one perfect by appearance. But something is not . . . right. Something that I still have no word for. It is a dull twisting that snakes through me. Is this a tangled feeling that everyone my age feels? Or is it different? Am I different? I slide my steepled fingers, slowly, watching them interlace. Trying to interlace, like a clutched desperate prayer, but again, I feel like the hands I am lacing are not my own, like I have borrowed them from a twelve-fingered monster. And yet, when I count them, yes, there are ten. Ten exquisitely perfect, beautiful fingers.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medical ethics -- Fiction.
Bioethics -- Fiction.
Biotechnology -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Memory -- Fiction.
Science fiction.