Release Date: January 17, 2012
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
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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?
Delaney survived being pulled from the icy water of a lake by her best friend Decker. She was under for eleven minutes. Her heart stopped. Her brain stopped. She was dead. Against medical precedent, she's awake despite her scans showing significant brain damage. She's able to walk, talk and has her memory. Just called it a miracle, be thankful and everything should be able to get back to normal. But how is that possible when that's exactly what Delaney isn't. Normal.
I picked up Fracture and didn't put it down until I turned the last page. The first thing I did when I finished it after processing everything that happen was to open it to the first page again. I love everything about this book. The characters and the complexities of them, the unpredictable storyline, poignant descriptions and all in a beautiful setting. It's a story that doesn't just fit into one specific genre, but many.
Fracture is a gorgeously written, intense and unique page-turner. I don't care what Megan Miranda writes about or the genre of her next book, all I want is for there to be a next because of how much I enjoyed this book and how confident I am that I'll enjoy the next.