Book Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda
First sentence: "The first time I died, I didn't see God."
From the front flap: "By the time Delaney Maxwell was pulled from a Maine lake's icy waters by her best friend, Decker Phillips, her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead.
But somehow, Delaney survived -- despite the brain scans that show irreparable damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be fine, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney now finds herself drawn to the dying, and when she meets Troy Varga, a boy who recently emerged from a coma with the same abilities, she is relieved to share this strange new existence. Unsure if her altered brain is predicting death or causing it, Delaney must figure out if their gift is a miracle, a freak of nature -- or something else much more frightening..."
My take: Excellent. I couldn't find anything about this book I didn't like. The way it was written was superb. The storyline was engaging. The characters were true to life. I could not put this book down and read it in a matter of a few hours. I read the first two chapters online before the book was released and went immediately to Amazon.com and pre-ordered it. Just enough supernatural, paranormal intrigue to keep it interesting, yet believable. I loved Decker and wanted Delaney to love him too. I look forward to more work by Ms. Miranda.
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Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Walker Childrens; 1 edition (January 17, 2012)
My rating: A