Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Title: Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker and Company
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-8027-2309-3
Genre: paranormal, young adult

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.

My thoughts:
Delaney Maxwell died. She died and through the miracle of modern medicine she also lived. However things are different than they were before. Many strange unexplained things start to happen to her. At first she thinks it might be from the trauma she suffered but things don't add up. Everyone around her is acting differently since her accident including her best friend, Decker Phillips. Everything really starts getting complicated when she meets a strange boy named Troy.
Fracture by Megan Miranda has a slow start. It wasn't until a few chapters into the book when I really started connecting with the characters and story. This story is different from a lot of the books for young adults out there. Delaney comes back from the dead. That evokes a whole thought process of 'why me?', and 'What does it mean?'. Fracture also covers themes such as death, letting go, relationships and more.  
Delaney has a great deal to think about in this novel. She goes through quite a bit trying to figure out what the right thing to do is. If she can change what's meant to be. There is an interesting and deep aspect to this book. It really speaks to the heart and conscious. However I can't tell you more without spoiling it for you. 
The story line has a slow start but picks up and then takes off. There is also mystery, romance, and a little teen angst included in this book. The mystery aspect really made this book a page turner. Overall I like this book and would recommend it.
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*I received an ecopy of this book from netgalley and Walker & Company for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my review.


  1. I have been wanting to read Fractured for a while. It sounds like a great book. I enjoyed your review and am glad to know that it starts a little slow, but builds into a fantastic book. Thanks for sharing!




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