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Fracture [Kindle Edition]

Megan Miranda
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Book Description

By the time seventeen-year-old Delaney Maxwell is pulled out of the icy waters of a frozen lake, her heart has stopped beating. She is in a coma and officially dead. But Delaney pulls through. How? Doctors are mystified. Outwardly she has completely recovered. But Delaney knows something is very wrong. Pulled by sensations she can't control, she finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her brain predicting death or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who lost his whole family in a car accident and emerged from a coma with the same powers as Delaney. At last she's found a kindred spirit who'll understand what she's going through. 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?


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One of the best YA thrillers I've ever read (Praise for FRACTURE, Wondrous Reads)

Brilliantly written, I was gripped and absorbed by every single second of the story. It's quite literally one of the best debuts I have ever read (Praise for FRACTURE, A Dream of Books)

A stunning debut. I'm definitely going to check out whatever Megan Miranda writes next! (Praise for FRACTURE, I Want to Read That)

Fracture took me totally by surprise. It was emotional, powerful and it left me reeling (The Book Addicted Girl)

Fracture is a gripping read full of heart in mouth moments, mystery, action and romance . . . It's hard to believe that this is Megan Miranda's debut and I can't wait to see what she writes next - if it's half as good as Fracture then it's sure to be impressive! (Feeling Fictional)

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A breathtaking story of complicated friendships, twisted love and the fine line between life and death. The perfect thrill for fans of Sophie McKenzie and Cat Clarke

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2064 KB
  • Print Length: 289 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 1 edition (25 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RHB3P6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #107,043 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful début 6 Jan. 2012
By carly
Format:Paperback
Fracture is Megan Miranda's début novel, it is truly a wonderful read and I devoured it very quickly.

Delaney is the main character in the book, she is just a regular down to earth teenager, who is secretly in love with her best friend. The story starts off with Delaney falling through a frozen lake near her house. Best friend Decker rescues her with the help of their friends. Eleven minutes Delaney was under the water, she should be dead.

She wakes in the hospital for coma, doctors are amazed and immediately start running brain scans. The brain scans do not come back normal, but doctors cannot believe Delaney doesn't suffer from some symptoms like memory loss, speech problems, thing like that, she is a medical miracle.

Strange occurrences start happening, Delaney feels a pull in her body, an itching, leading her to the dying. Thing is she doesn't know if she is drawn to the dying or she is causing the deaths.

Delaney meets Troy, who is an older guy, and seems to get Delaney. He suffers from the same bone chilling gift as Delaney and the two of them seem to be linked to each other. Troy is not how he seems, he has a sinister side. Delaney finds finds him in the assisted living centre where he works, aiding an old lady along with her own death. Everything come into sharp focus for Delaney, she knows she needs to stay away from Troy, she knows what he is doing is wrong, but he pursues and frightens her.

When Delaney senses the death of someone she knows, she realises her gift is more of a curse.

Delaney drifts apart from Decker and the rest of her friends. Her mum is distant and just wants to force pills down her throat, to make things go back to normal.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fracture 15 Jan. 2012
Format:Paperback
I have so much love for this incredible debut novel! This was an outstanding read from an exciting new author who is definitely one to watch. She literally blew me away with this captivating title which I adored from start to finish. As soon as I'd finished then I wanted to start reading it all over again. It's difficult to really put into words how much I enjoyed this book and how immersed I became in the story but suffice it to say, 'Fracture' already has a permanent place in my list of favourite reads for 2012.

Delaney's life changes after she falls into a frozen lake. Trapped underwater for eleven endless minutes her heart stops and she's declared dead but then miraculously starts breathing again after being pulled from the ice. But Delaney has changed and she isn't the same person she used to be. She can't make sense of what she's feeling but she finds herself mysteriously drawn to the dead and dying.

Central to the book is the bond between Delaney and her childhood friend and neighbour Decker. I loved their friendship and although they both won't admit to their real feelings for each other, you can tell that these are two people who are destined to be together. They complete each other perfectly. I adored Decker who is the gorgeous boy next door type and who is sensitive and caring inside. I wish I could just pluck him out of the pages of the book and conjure him up right in front of me! As much as I fell in love with Decker, I seriously disliked Troy who Delaney meets after her accident. He's an ominous presence in the book and actually pretty creepy and sinister. He's the complete opposite of Decker and seems to be the bad to Decker's good.

I loved Delaney who narrates the story from a first person perspective.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not completely sure about this book 7 Jun. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Fracture puzzles me, for a number of different reasons. Firstly, the storyline is interesting and unique, and the idea of a girl who has had a near-death experience and is now drawn to the dying and dead is something not seen a lot. The descriptions, particularly of the hospital and the dying patients, are clever and intriguing, and the book does carry a sense of 'what happens next' throughout. The book does excel in its cliffhangers and elaborate, spontaneous ideas.

However, the book failed to touch my heart or make me feel for any of the characters. This is plainly because none of the characters have any personality - they are all simple and predictable, and none of them seem to feel or convey human emotions at all, like fear and anger - and if they do, we are certainly not told. By the end of the book, I was still not clear on who Delaney really was, and if she was quiet, confident, fearless, generous or introverted. I think it's important to be able to relate to the characters in a book, but it wasn't possible in Fracture.

Also, there are several unexplained loose ends. For example, halfway through, when Delaney visits the hospital, she sees a grey, extra-terrestrial-looking, dying person. This was a really interesting description and I wanted to know what happened to this person, and what was wrong with them - but no more was said about them; they were simply forgotten. Sick people in the hospital are also continuously described, but after that, they are forgotten and left. If you are going to create a sick, fascinating character, you could at least explain what is wrong with them, or say who they are.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good read.
Published 1 month ago by taffy
3.0 out of 5 stars fracture
I enjoyed this. It was pacy and exciting, a good story. It would appeal to teenagers. It's not a 'big' book in any sense but it was entertaining.
Published 2 months ago by Elicia Mayer
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful YA Romance!
I have been wanting to read this book for quite some time; in fact, ever since it was first released way back in 2012. I bought a paperback copy of it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lynn Worton
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
It was a while ago that I read this, but I still remember it was a very good read. A bit mysterious, well written and thought provoking.
Published 7 months ago by Ms. A. M. Christie
4.0 out of 5 stars but I really enjoyed reading this
It didn't blow my mind away, and left me wondering what realm it was set in, but I really enjoyed reading this. It was a good quick read. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Harlon James
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking
Delaney should have died. She did die. But somehow she has defied all odds to return to life seemingly unscathed. Seemingly unscathed. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Catherine (The Book Parade)
2.0 out of 5 stars What is it to be human? But the book is disgusted by the old or...
Readers will be left unchallenged if they are creeped out by old people, scared of epilepsy, scared of hospitals (and ice) and scared of facial disfigurement. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Fly on the Wall
2.0 out of 5 stars Strange story
The story of a girl who drowned, but was brought back to life and had subsequent phycological damage which brought about strange situations involved with a boy who had also died... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Herbie
3.0 out of 5 stars Fractured my heart just a little!
"And as I drove, I felt random pulls. Faintly left. Faintly right. Behind. Ahead. I couldn't escape it. Death was everywhere. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Emily
3.0 out of 5 stars ok read
The story is ok. I just thought it lacked layers. You want more happening and it's just this teenager thinking and overthinking everything.
Published 13 months ago by S. M. Renard
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