Book Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Author: Megan Miranda
Reading Level: YA
Pages: 272 Hardcover
Release Date: January 17th 2012
Review Source: Walker & Company
Available: Amazon

Summary: (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-
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 is a smaller book with such a large kick to it. This novel gripped me from the beginning. Megan build a story here with real life drama, that can happen to anyone around us. Her writing is so realistic, I feel the cold water as I'm reading it. I can't imagine what it takes to write about a near-death experience but Megan does a fantastic job doing it. 

Fracture is told from Delaney POV. Delaney has fallen in a frozen lake while hanging out with her friends. She was rescued at eleven minutes. In medical text books eleven minutes you should not be able to practically be alive you should be in a vegetable stage. Delaney is none of that. Delaney begins to recover and the doctors are dumbfounded. Before Delaney is released from the hospital though she experience a strange experience. It seems Delaney now can sense when person is dying, she feels a very strong pull towards that person. Of course the doctors write her off as she is simply hallucinating which is a common effect left after what she has been through. So now Delaney is faced with not just getting back to the way things were before her accident, she now has to figure out the new brain and its new tricks. Will she be able to jump back into school and stay as Valedictorian or will she loose everything she had. Delaney has so much going on and it begins to cause such a down fall for her, she cant keep up with her old life but her new life is even just as difficult, how destructive will everything get from her? You'll find out in January when you pick up your own copy of Fracture. 

This book helps us understand about hope and not giving up when everything seems to be over and done with. Never give up when you feel that you have been surround with darkness. The characters and emotions in this novel are just amazing, I cant find anything I can criticize about Megan's writing. Its just fantastically written, end of story!


  1. This book intrigues me...and is it wrong to say I love the cover too? Very drawn to this book and happy to see that the story is going to live up to my expectations ;)

  2. I absolutely LOVED Fracture! I can't believe Megan Miranda is a debut author and I am so excited to read more from her.

  3. I love the premise of this book. I am fascinated by life after death and all that jazz. I'll be reading this one soon. Thanks for making me even more excited about it.

  4. I am halfway through this it so far!

  5. I love the sounds of this one I almost started it yesterday but chose another book instead. I should have picked it! Haha. It sounds really good I can't wait to dig into it! Great review!

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