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My ear was pressed against the surface, so I heard the fracture branch out, slowly at first, then with more speed.

My ear was pressed against the surface, so I heard the fracture branch out, slowly at first, then with more speed. Faint crackles turned to snaps and crunches, and then silence.

Fracture, by Megan Miranda.

Megan Miranda was a scientist and high school teacher before writing Fracture, which came out of her fascination with scientific those associated with the brain

Megan Miranda was a scientist and high school teacher before writing Fracture, which came out of her fascination with scientific those associated with the brain. Megan has a BS in biology from MIT and spent her post-college years either rocking a lab coat or reading books. She lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, where she volunteers as an MIT Educational Counselor. Fracture is her first novel.

Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS and THE PERFECT STRANGER. She has also written several books for young adults, including FRACTURE, THE SAFEST LIES, and FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. COME FIND ME is her newest book for young adults. Her next adult suspense, THE LAST HOUSE GUEST, will be published on June 18th, 2019.

Fracture by Megan Miranda was one such book. Despite the amount of content and drama, I was left feeling thoroughly ambivalent, as though there was something missing, something fundamentally dissatisfying about this tale. All the aspects of this story attempted to make some remark and strike a chord within the reader, but ultimately fell short.

By the time seventeen-year-old Delaney Maxwell is pulled out of the icy waters of a frozen lake, her heart has stopped beating. Miranda’s debut is a captivating and intelligent story of love and death with a dash of the supernatural.

Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear.

He jogged toward me, and I could tell from his face that he wanted to help. He wanted to be that person. He wanted to save him. How can I help you?. READ BOOK: Fracture by Megan Miranda online free. You can read book Fracture by Megan Miranda in our library for absolutely free.

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.


Comments: (7)

blac wolf
***Possible spoilers at the very end***

I suppose it was my fault for not heeding some of the reviews out there. For what it is, I think this was a good novel. However, I was drawn to this one because of the premise, that a girl is somehow drawn to the dying after spending several minutes herself in a state of death and miraculously coming back to life. Needless to say, since I am fascinated by such premises, I jumped right in. It wasn't long before I came to realize that this was really a romance novel posing as a sci-fi/fantasy thriller. The focus pretends to be Delaney's attraction to the dying, but the true focus is her agony in having to choose between the boy she grew up with and the boy she just met who has the same "powers" she has.

Yes, I did finish it, but it was quite tough for a grown man to trudge through a romantic novel, at least if you're not into that kind of thing. I enjoy romance. It's a human thing. What I don't enjoy is page after page after page of comparing one guy to another and trying to figure out which one I love more or who loves me more, blah blah blah. For me, the only parts where the book really picked up were during the moments Delaney would be drawn to a dying person. I wanted to know *more* about this phenomenon. For better or for worse, author Megan Miranda does not reveal the source/cause of the phenomenon and leaves it mysterious a la Stephen King.
Doriel
I generally judge a book as good or not good by how many times I put it down whilst reading. This isn't a 100% accurate method, but it's a good rule of thumb. (I have to put down Charlie Stross books for breaks because my brain might hemorrhage otherwise, but his books are still good.)

I had to put this book down thrice. Once was for bedtime. Once was for pizza. And, the final time was to drive my kids to a kid party. I grumbled all three times that I had to put the book down, and really, all of those break reasons are decent reasons.

The characters were developed and seemed plausible. Except for dying, I was a lot like her female character as a kid. Her inner monologue seemed reasonable. She didn't have the answers at once and had to find them, and she wasn't sure of her own feelings.

Kids not talking about their feelings because they're afraid of what the other person thinks seems totally plausible too.

After reading the author's blurb on Amazon, I kind of expected a little bit of science fiction. I mean, she's a science teacher. But it wasn't. And this story was perfect in its non-science-fiction-ness. I kind of wish the complete brain change was explained more, but I'm also glad that it wasn't.
Anayalore
Sometimes I venture into YA fiction because it's direct, concise and tells me what I need to know; not much more, not much less. This was no different. Whether everyone took the same message from this book, I don't know. I only know the messages I left with: The world extends far beyond ourselves; Not everything is as it seems. Great messages, especially for younger readers.

Delaney's world was orderly, structured and predictable. Then something happens which forces her to look beyond herself and she begins to see her surroundings in ways she never had before. She starts to see people as multi-dimensional, with lives and experiences beyond her own. She struggles to find her new place in her world. However, just when she believes she has found someone who understands her new self, she finds out that not everything is as it seems.

This book is not only something of a paranormal examination, but more a coming of age story about a teenage girl and her journey to the realization that the world is bigger than just herself, and the people in her life are defined by more than how they relate to her.

I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more by this author.
Goltigor
Delaney Maxwell shouldn't be alive. After falling through the ice of a lake and being under the water for 11 minutes, she shouldn't be alive. If anything, she should have some serious brain injuries, but she just feels normal. But when she starts being pulled towards the dying, she wonders whether something is wrong with her. Then she meets Troy, and like her, he has survived a serious accident and woke up from a comma with the same ability. As Delaney tries to assume her normal life and prove that she's not insane, she has to discover why she has this power and what is her connection to Troy, but will what she find destroy both of them in the progress?

Megan Miranda has created an original storyline that depicts the complexity of the human mind. The story had plenty of twists and turns to keep the pages turning and emotions churning.

What drew me to this novel before I even knew what the story was the cover. It's absolutely beautiful. The characters, especially Delaney, are definitely complex and well-developed. It kept me wanting to turn the pages as she tried to work out her connection to Troy and figure out what relationship she had with her best friend Decker. At times I felt Delaney and Decker's was a bit repetitive with the will they, won't they get together angle and this could become frustrating because they seemed stuck in a loop, not really going anywhere, but when Troy's relationship with Delaney is introduced the stakes are raised.

I felt the ending was a bit rushed as there was so much character building and so many twists to the mystery surrounding Delaney's powers and Troy himself, but that saying, I did enjoy this story and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys an emotional story with a hint of supernatural.
Fracture download epub
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Megan Miranda
ISBN: 0802723098
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: Walker Childrens; 1 edition (January 17, 2012)
Pages: 272 pages