By Megan Miranda
Jan. 17, 2012
Walker Childrens, 272 pages
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.
— Amazon.com description
As I told Tara on gchat…
me: i just read half of fracture in an hourTruly, I read it in about two hours. I just devoured it. And the If I Stay/Body Finder connection? Best way to describe it.
Tara: good lord
me: i know
me: it's like If I Stay + The Body Finder
This book is creepy, mysterious and sad. There’s romance and friendship and a crazy chase scene, which all adds up to an exciting, lovely read.
There are paranormal elements, just FYI, but that didn't really register for me. What really stood out was Delaney’s survivor’s guilt and Decker’s fierce, undeniable love for his best friend. This is where this book shined.
Fracture is a strong, thrilling and emotional debut from Megan Miranda.