Jul 10, 2012

YA Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pages: 272
Genre: YA
Reading Level: 12+
Source: I borrowed this title from my local library.
Reviewer: Viari Rose

Blurb: 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?

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 wakes up in the hospital against impossible odds. Her brain scans show irreparable damage. Yet she is awake and moving. She seems fine, though all is not that it seems. Delaney begins to feel the pull all around her. She is pulled to death, she can tell when it's coming. 

When she meets Troy Varga, who has abilities like her, he is very different than the young Delaney. In so many ways. She beings to keep secrets, others around her are suffering and she has not yet come to the understanding of her abilities. 

Fracture is a very different sort of story all together. It is riveting, and keeps your interest into the very end. The book itself is quite short, length wise, something you could polish easily in an afternoon. 

Megan Miranda will immerse you into her world, she bring such life into her characters. The only real problem I had with it was the medical aspect into it, I felt that Delaney should of been in the hospital longer, and there should of been more in depth with her doctors. Other that that I thought it was very well written and very much worth the read. 

It is an highly emotional YA thriller, Megan Miranda is one author you must keep your eye on. 

Don't forget to check out the little tie in story Eleven Minutes, basically it's those 6 days, from when Delancy's walking across the ice, until she wakes up. Told in the eyes of Delaney's best friend Decker.

Eleven Minutes

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