From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Fox Forever continues the story of Jenna Fox's close friend and fellow accident victim, Locke Jenkins, restored to a body after having his consciousness stored on a hard drive for 260 years, an act both miraculous and horrifying, not to mention highly illegal. All Locke wants is a chance to live a normal life, but first he must complete the Favor he promised to the Network, a mysterious group of Non-Pacts resisting the current government. To do this, he has to return to his childhood home of Boston, a city changed but still heart-wrenchingly recognizable, and attempt to infiltrate the home of the Secretary of Security by befriending his 17-year-old daughter, Raine. He soon discovers that neither Raine nor the Favor is quite what it seems, and to help an old friend he may have to deviate from the Network's plan. Gripping and emotional, this is a more-than-satisfying conclusion to a thought-provoking trilogy.-Eliza Langhans, Hatfield Public Library, MAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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? Grades 8-12. --Hazel Rochman