Author: Megan Miranda
Goodreads Rating: 3.73
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?
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.
This book is a terrifying and chilling story that you hope you would never even have to imagine yourself in the situation. The situation where you almost die by drowning in a lake in the middle of the winter or even just being one of the friends on the shore that had to watch it happen. There is a short that goes with this called "Eleven Minutes" That you can read either before or after finishing Fracture. I would recommend reading it after because it will shine some light on things that happen during Fracture.
I really felt bad for Delaney as she had this new gift or curse or whatever you wanted to call it that let her feel when someone nearby was going to die. It's like they say in Spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility, and that is most certainly the case here. Whenever Delaney tried to say something at first, it was clear that those around her did not believe her, which was disappointing because as the reader, you know its true, but at the same time, I wanted her to sit down and stop embarrassing herself.
This was such a great and spooky book. There were so many times where I was gripping the book because there were so many things running through my head about what was really happening. The entire book felt so paranormal, but at the same time not. I really loved Delaney and the entire time I wanted her to trust Decker with this great big secret that she had and not Troy because while try was a sexy older guy, he got creepy and Decker had this total boy-next-door-been-in-love-with-you-forever thing going on and I wanted to see that happen instead.
I was somewhat bummed at how long it too Delaney to figure that one out, but the book had it's proper resolution. It was both sad and scary and really makes you realize that as a teen you are not invincible, you're just a person and just as prone (if not more) to terrifying bad things happening. I'm so glad that there is another book, Vengeance, coming so I can learn more about this fabulous world.
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