Review: ‘Fracture’ by Megan Miranda

Review: ‘Fracture’ by Megan MirandaFracture by Megan Miranda
Published by Walker Childrens on January 17th, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal, Supernatural, Young Adult
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover
Source: bought in-store
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.

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Delaney, a normal teenage overachiever heads out to the pond to play Man Hunt with her friends. Being the clumsy girl that she is she falls and cracks the ice, falling right into the water.

She ends up being in a coma for a week when all of a sudden she wakes up, fully aware and fully functional. No one understands why she lived, but she does and tries to go back to living her normal life.

I like how ambitious Delaney is about school and working hard to achieve a 4.0 GPA. That was very admirable. What I didn’t understand was why she was always pushing Decker away when he was clearly in love with her. Instead she went for the bad boy Troy who was clearly not well thinking he was doing the right thing by easing the passing of so many elderly folk.

What I truly enjoyed about the book was the thrilling science behind it all. (yes I’m such a nerd!). Delaney should have died, but why didn’t she? Why all of a sudden did am she have an effinany for death? It sounded a lot like she was the grim reaper.



I loved the smell of books. I kept breathing in until I felt too light, like I was inhaling all the knowledge from the books and there was no place for the information to go. (72)
And partly because you’re beautiful. And partly because you brought me pie. And partly because you wanted to save that man in the fire. But mostly because you see the good in me. (138)
He left me for her. He left me for her at the hospital. Hr left me for her at the party. And last night, instead of coming to me, he left me for her again. (214)





  1. nurmawati djuhawan

    May 20, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    what…carson died ?? so this book has sad ending ??
    i still thinking to buy this book but if it has sad ending ,i don’t want to buy anymore..
    thx u for the review and spoiler..i love spoiler….

  2. Jaime Lester

    March 18, 2013 at 1:44 AM

    I am one of the few and seemingly far between that just didn’t love this book. Delaney pushing Decker away, and going for Troy, just pissed me off to no end. I really did try to enjoy this book. And it had some great qualities. I might not have loved this book, but I do want to try another of Megan Miranda’s stories. I think she is fantastic, as a writer.

  3. Grace Lo

    October 22, 2012 at 4:58 AM

    While there were some bits in the book that left me guessing, I felt like it only added to the element of mystery that fits the backdrop of the story perfectly. Though I really did hate Troy. I mean, I usually don’t hate the second love interest of a protagonist, but him? He. Is. A. Psycho. And the ending! It fit into the story in this way that I find absolutely amazing. And now I want the sequel so badly!!!

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