Published: January 17th 2012 byBloomsbury Aus
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 fineThought-provoking. Dark. Inspiring.
-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.
"If you had one day left to live, what would you do?" A striking question that blew me away.
This book is gorgeously written, no doubt about it. I loved the dark and mysterious tone of this book. Fracture is a mix of paranormal and contemporary. It deals with a young girl Delaney, drowned for 11 minutes, died but was saved by her bestfriend Decker- and was in a coma for 6 days. When she woke up, she began to sense death around her, pulling her leading her to a dying person. Apparently, Troy found her too. From there, the story begins.
Its true that this book was a bout love and friendship and life and death. The story also gave me a sinking feeling of lost, yearning but hopeful at the same time. I also felt jealous, scared and happy while reading this book.
"I hoped he'd take his dog and drive down to the ocean. I hoped there was still time. I pictured him sitting on the gray rocks with the waves crashing and spraying white foam. Maybe he'd hear something in the roar of the ocean, feel some limitless power, believe that there's something greater. Something more. Maybe his heaven was at the coast, with a dog's head in his lap, with nothing but water and depth from there to the horizon." -DelaneyHow can you not cry or even touched with that? *sniff* Anyway, The story can be a reminder how life could be sometimes cruel, short, and unfair but sweet for certain. That for the very last breath, all you'd want to hold on to are those people you love and cherished memories. I loved how the author's voice described what heaven and hell could be, that maybe hell wasn't a place but a contagious thing or that heaven was just the wood-floored room, simply being with someone you love.
I had some issues with this book though, but it wasn't major I guess, maybe, because it didn't stop me from reading this book. First, bad communication between Delaney and her bestfriend Decker. I mean they are obviously so good together that I mentally shook them to stop messing up already. Second, Delaney's mom is annoying. I do understand she'd been through alot but your daughter needs a comfort damit! Third the ending, dont get me wrong the ending was quite GOOD, but it left me hanging in the air maybe because I wanted resolution. Still, worth my while. =))
Overall, I enjoyed this book so much. I don't regret reading this at all.