Author: Megan Miranda
Date Started: March 2
Date Finished: March 9
Format: ebook from the digital library
Delaney Maxwell is your typical teenager. She has a group of friends who’s she’s known all of her life. Her best friend is the guy next door and maybe there might be something more there that she’s just too afraid to explore. She gets straight A’s and might be valedictorian. She’s normal, until she walks across the ice with her best friend Decker to play a game with their friends. The ice cracks and she falls in. By the time her friends get her out, she’s been dead for eleven minutes.
She wakes up in the hospital six days later with tubes in her mouth and shocked doctors looking at her. They thought she was brain dead. She’s been in a coma for six days. But everything seems to be fine. That is until she sees someone later on that night come into her room and cuts her deep, and then the shakes start in her hands and her brain feels like it’s itching. Shockingly, it has something to do with the fact that she was dead for eleven minutes, now she can sense when other people are about to die. She doesn’t know what to do with that fact and tries to tell other people, but they think she’s insane. Then she meets Troy, who has the same gift she does, only he’s a little bit more bitter about it. He tries to help the people die quicker to ease their suffering. But Delaney isn’t completely on board with that.
I won’t say that I hated Fracture, because there were some moments that were okay and the story line was kind of interesting. However, the relationships in this book – whether it was Delaney/Troy or Delaney/Decker – were just not healthy. Take Decker/Delaney for example, this is the guy who’s lived next door to her for years. They are best friends and Delaney is scared that they might be something more, because she doesn’t want to lose her best friend. Decker doesn’t accept that and makes fun of her for it, gets jealous when she dates other guys, and then starts dating someone else and then kisses Delaney. Are you kidding me right now? Then there’s Troy/Delaney. She meets Troy at the house of one of the dying and realizes that he was in there speeding along the older man’s death with fire. She runs from him. She meets him later. They have Christmas dinner together and then dessert and they kiss. Not to mention that little scene at the movie theater and then the back of the funeral home. It’s not healthy at all.
Final Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. There was a good storyl ine in this book, but the characters were just not likable. When Troy dies at the end, I wasn’t surprised and was just freaking glad I had finally reached the end of the book. There’s a sequel, but man I just don’t want to waste my time.
Bookshelf worthy? Maybe get it from the library if you really want to, but otherwise read literally anything else.