Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

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Fracture Megan MirandaFracture (Fracture #1)

Megan Miranda

Publish Date: January 3, 2011
Walker Books for Young Readers
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Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she’s reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy’s motives aren’t quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death. –Goodreads

When Delaney falls through the ice and is submerged under water for eleven minutes. She should be dead – but she’s not. After being in a coma for almost a week, Delaney wakes up to a whole new life. Everyone is changed by her fall – herself, her parents, her best friend, Decker, and her friends.

Megan Miranda’s debut novel is suspenseful, engaging, and brilliant. Part love story and part psychological thriller, Fracture will have you from the moment you start reading. The first ten pages takes you into the drowning of Delaney – and from there things just become more intense. Every move Delaney makes she is being watched – by her mother, her father, her friends. She went from being almost valedictorian to having to be tutored – and there is something a little off that draws her out in the middle of the night to the dying. When Delaney meets Troy, a person with similar abilities, what she is looking for is answers but what she gets is so much scarier.

The characters in Fracture are written so well. Decker, Delaney’s BFF, is caring and loyal and oh-so-in-love with Delaney – even if he won’t admit it. He has to deal with the fact that he left Delaney on the ice and she fell in – and deal with it he does. There is so much tension between Delaney and Decker – a fine line that they both walk because of the hurtles in their friendship. And sometimes they are just too hard to deal with. When Delaney meet Troy – things get a whole lot more interesting. Troy is definitely a bad boy but not in a good way. He is sketchy and there is a lot more to him than what you think. It made me nervous the way Troy was with Delaney – like you’re holding your breath waiting for something to happen.

Fracture should definitely be on your to be read piles if it isn’t already. No ghosts, witches, vampires, or werewolves here. Just a amazingly well written thriller that you won’t be able to put down.

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