“If you had one day left to live, what would you do?”
Everything changed for Delaney in a matter of seconds. One moment she was having fun with her friends on the frozen lake, the next moment she finds herself trapped underneath it for eleven minutes. She should have died, but she didn’t. She miraculously survives and finds herself suddenly pulled towards those that are dying. She meets Troy, someone who seems to have similar sensations after his own traumatic accident, and begins to spend more and more time with him – foregoing her family and best friend, Decker. Delaney’s erratic behaviour takes a toll on her loved ones as they drift further apart. Despite her cheating death, they’re not living the life they once had. Delaney attempts to regain what once was, while adjusting to her new “gift”/curse.
When I read the premise for Fracture, I thought the plot sounded really interesting – but honestly didn’t think too much more about it. Within the first few pages I immediately thought it sounded like If I Stay, which I just recently finished. Little did I know the true emotional depth this story would reach. Miranda is a fantastic storyteller. The book flows naturally and is an easy read. I loved the “grim reaper” aspect to the story, keeping the reader wondering if Delaney and Troy are drawn to the dying or actually causing it. I was completely captivated by the characters, rooting for everyone to pull through. There were some moments that made me want to shake her silly. It makes for good plot points, but why are so many heroines of many stories so oblivious to what’s right in front of them!
A heartbreaking story about a girl who survives, while everyone else around her is drowning. Fantastic read.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (4.5/5 stars)
Fracture is available in stores on January 17, 2012