Wednesday 12 October 2011

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Title:  Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Reads
Expected Publishing: January 3, 2012

Summary: 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?

Review:**A big thanks to Good Choice Reading for providing this book for as part of an ARC Tour**
      I loved every second of every line I read, through tears, confusion, anger and laughter, I couldn't think of a better way to spend my weekend than curled up reading Fracture!

Delaney, is a teenager who found herself facing death. What she didn't realize was what the consequences for being brought back to life by the doctors and nurses, would have on her overall life- these changes defined her and affected not only her, but the people closest to her. After her accident, she finds herself continuously running into a boy named Troy who has the same similarities as Delaney- they were both dead and brought back to life- and now have a lingering gift in which both of them would describe as hell. 

Yes, She was alive... but was it worth it? 

Troy's character creeped me out a bit- I didn't trust him from the beginning. But then I started going back and forth between whether or not I liked him or was cautious about Troy. His personality and moods were always changing, so I changed my thoughts as well. Decker on the other hand, who is Delaney's best friend and who also potentially saved her life was an adorable character. I loved reading about Decker- the back and forth silent tension between the two because they didn't know how to express what they felt for each other was exhausting, but cute.

Frature has strong emotional points throughout- but overall I'd say the plot is steady, up until the middle to the end when a reader gets loads of surprises.The ending of this book had me on pins and needles! I'm not usually a crier when it comes to books, but Megan knows how to tug at the heartstrings of reader all the while adding surprises into her novel that will shock a reader- have them flipping through the pages as fast as they can read and wishing the book was longer.

This book could be considered a paranormal read- although it is more about a psychological mind set than anything. My mind was turning the entire time! I love books like that! I was considering questions like, "what would you do if you had one day left to live?" "Even though Delaney is alive, would it have been better for her to not be kept alive?"

Overall, Fracture is what I would consider to be the "perfect" novel; it makes a person really think deeply, and these thoughts I'm sure are different for everyone. Megan filled this story with suspense and love and loss- but it was the challenges and the idea that anyone can overcome something that is bigger than themselves is what I enjoyed. I would most definitely recommend this book to older teens or more mature teens- mainly due to the complexity of the matter. 

Rate: 5 Stars


Savannah said...

I loved the whole aspect of what happens to them Very creepy!

serendipity_viv said...

Yay! Glad to hear it is so good!

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