Title: Fracture (ARC)
Author: Megan Miranda
2012, Walker & Company
A lot can happen in eleven minutes.
Decker can run two miles easily in eleven minutes. I once wrote an English essay in ten. No lie. And God knows Carson Levine can talk a girl out of her clothes in half that time.
Eleven minutes might as well be eternity under water. It only takes three minutes without air for loss of consciousness. Permanent brain damage begins at four minutes. And then, when the oxygen runs out, full cardiac arrest occurs. Death is possible at five minutes. Probable at seven. Definite at ten.
Decker pulled me out at eleven.
What an amazing book! This was an awesome read and I highly recommend it. From the moment I opened the front cover, I was hooked. I read this book in less than 24 hours. I stayed up until midnight reading the first day even though I knew I had to get up in less than 8 hours.
Delaney Maxwell, the protagonist, is a 17-year-old girl who fell through the ice on Falcon Lake one day. Her best friend, Decker, pulled her back out eleven minutes later - dead. Against all odds, she wakes up 6 days later - basically fine. Normal life resumes... or at least she tries to make it normal.
Nothing is the same. Not her relationship with Decker. Not her relationship with her parents. Not even with other kids at school. Then there is Troy. The strange boy who seems to know all about her, but she's never seen him before.
And why does she keep having these weird pulls towards people who seem to be sick or dying? Can she do anything about it? And why is Troy always there also?
I can't answer any of these questions without giving away the book - but if you like good endings, I think this book has one. Although I was unsure of how it was going to end right up until the last two pages, I felt like things were resolved and I was satisfied. The author did an excellent job of weaving the story through all of the questions and keeping the reader guessing as to what was going to happen.
I definitely recommend this book. It has a slight resemblance for me to The Unbecoming of Mara Dryer, but was also completely different.
This book is set to be released January 3, 2012.
Thank you to Good Choice Reading for hosting the Fracture Book Tour and giving me the opportunity to review this book.