review: Fracture by Megan Miranda
from goodreads - 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. 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?
my take - Wow, this book really took me by surprise and had me flipping pages so fast that even though I was hesitant for how it might end I couldn’t help myself – I had to keep reading!! I mean it was awesome and weird and just a little on the creepy side.
Delaney survives an eleven minute drowning. She’s a miracle. Her brain scan shows damage but she has no signs of memory loss, cognitive abilities or physical limitations. She is an anomaly. Her battle to adjust to her new life as a “miracle” is heart breaking, and her inner dialogue rings true.
Decker, he is defiantly up there with favorite male characters. He’s determination and angst all coupled with the ending will make him a memorable character for years to come.
The dynamic between Delany and Decker was superb and I instantly connected with them. Their angst was thick (just how I like it), Miranda did a superb job keeping the reader guessing and interested in their plight.
The twist in this book is unexpected, and it was like a gift that kept on giving. It was a constant surprise and I had no idea where it was headed. Like I said I was hesitant to continue reading at times, I was dreading what might happen, and there were times I had to put the book down so that I could breathe and chant, “It’s just a book, it’s just a book.”
Megan Miranda is defiantly one to watch, Fracture is an excellent YA thriller that had my heart racing and my head spinning.
side-note: make sure and check out Eleven Minutes, it’s a short story told from Decker’s perspective.