Fracture is about a teenage girl who falls through the ice in a not quite frozen lake in northern Maine. After spending almost a week in a coma, Delaney wakes up with a new chance at life and a disturbing new ability. Delaney can sense death and feels pulled toward people about to die.
During her signing event, Megan explained that before beginning her career as a fiction writer she worked as a scientist in the medical field. She has always been fascinated by the things about the brain we don’t yet understand. Fracture has a bit of a paranormal feel to it – after escaping death herself, Delaney is pulled toward death in others. But Megan approached the unknown from a medical angle in way that makes this book read more like a fascinating contemporary than a fantasy.
I loved reading Fracture and can’t wait to see what Megan comes up with next. Megan Miranda is a debut writer that is sure to make a big splash in the YA world. If you want to know more about Fracture, here is what goodreads has to say about it:
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?
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.