Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Student Recommendation: FRACTURE by Megan Miranda

I read FRACTURE last year, and liked it quite a bit, and recently two of my 7th grade students read it also. When I read their quick responses to the book, I knew I wanted to share them on the blog because these teens did a great job of pinpointing what they liked about this book. Enjoy!

Title: FRACTURE
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker & Co. (a Bloomsbury imprint)
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Number of Pages: 272

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-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. 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.

Student #1:
          Fracture by Megan Miranda was to me was the best book I’ve ever read. I absolutely LOVED this book it was the perfect combination of mystery and romance. This book was a real page turner. Every time I would stop I would wonder what was going to happen next. I think the author did a really good job on detailing the scene so you could actually imagine yourself in the part. I loved how the characters intertwined with each other not just random characters like they all kind of had one little element that made them the same but they were all unique. Also that she took a normal girl's life and just by making one little adjustment it changed everything about how the reader read the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery book. I give this book five stars.


Student #2:
     I love Fracture by Megan Miranda. It literally felt as if I were in the book, feeling the character's emotions. This story had the perfect combo of a thrilling romance mystery, with a thickening plot. While reading this, I never really knew what to expect because the main character, Delaney, was just thrown into this whole lifestyle that seemed absolutely terrifyingly creepy.
     Although Delaney had become one of my favorite characters, there were some points in the book where I just couldn’t stand her. Like when she befriended Troy. He was just so creepy, how could you not sense the danger and trouble that would come with him or when she got angry at Decker for dating someone else while she did the same thing. Delaney’s mother was messed up too. She reminded me of a witch, evil! I mean, who drugs their own child so they don’t wake up and have ‘hallucinations’, as she put it. Anyways, I would recommend this book to someone who likes a good thrilling, mystery, romance book. I rate this novel five stars.
 
 
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