Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker & Company
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Source: ARC compliments of the publisher
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?
Fracture is a beautifully written novel about a girl who dies and is not quite the same when she comes back to life. When I first started to read this book, I thought it was just a contemporary novel. But then it turns out that there is a little paranormal twist to it. It's not full-blown like the existence vampires or werewolves, but it's subtle, and very well done.
I liked the characters a lot. Especially Delaney. At first I thought she was really distant and hard to relate to, but then when I thought about, how can I really relate to someone who died and then was brought back to life. She's dealing with not feeling like herself and a new aspect to her life that would have never had happened if she hadn't died. Then I realized that the way she was acting was very appropriate for what she was going through. She was mourning the death of her old self because she knew she was never going to be the same again.
I loved Decker! Oh, but I got so mad at him and then I loved him again! I'm pretty sure someone who dives into an ice cold lake to save your life is a keeper! Troy totally fooled me. I though he was good and was going to help Delaney on the journey of discovering her new found gift. I really wanted him to be good.
Fracture is a great novel. It's heartbreaking most of the time but the ending makes up for it. It's a must read this year!