Fracture by Megan Miranda
Date Published: January 17, 2012
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Source: Publisher, for blog tour
Age Rec: I would recommend this book to teens 14 and over.
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.
Fracture surprised me from page one. I expected it to be just a quietly written contemporary novel that talked about a tragic almost-accident. Or I was expecting it to be the same story as If i Stay by Gayle Forman (if you haven't read this, you should). I was amazed at the originality of the story, such a mundane accident, causing great shifts in Delaney's life.
Fracture was mystery, contemporary romance, and a thriller all rolled into one story. The characters were original and they were brought to life flawlessly.
The plot has so many twists and turns that you are left confused at one moment only to flip the page and be shocked at the other. The romance did not become such a big part of the story, and Megan Miranda does a very good job at keeping it that way. While some of the blurbs mention that there is a love triangle, in my opinion, there was none. I was confused at a certain point about the intentions of each of the boys in Delaney's life but it was all settled down without any love triangle.
What else can I say about Fracture that will convince you to read it? The ending will catch you by surprise just like every single turn of events that happened in the story. While the romance is not a main focus it is still a good love story for all of us romantics. For those who love thrillers, this will also be a perfect read for you.
If you are a contemporary loving, thrill seeking, mystery thirsty romantic, then this would be the perfect book for you. If you aren't , well you can at least give it a try before you dismiss the idea of it, trust me you won't regret it.
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