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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Review #80: Fracture- Megan Miranda

Title: Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 264
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: This is another book that is have had sitting on my self to read for quite awhile. Fracture is the debut novel by author Megan Miranda, it was a pretty good read. Fracture starts off with a tramautic accident and shows how our main character Delaney Maxwell overcame it. I would consider this book pretty controversial because it delves into the question of if someone is surf wring and they are going to die, would you help them die without pain sooner or let them suffer until the end? I like that it is a YA contemparary, but borders on the paranormal side. Plus it deals with a situation that actually happens a lot in real life and most of the people involved dont survive.
I enjoyed reading about Delaney because first you think there is no way that she could survive that, then she does and you think okay but she will most likely not "be all there". But then she is fine, well for the most part. I liked following her along this journey of discovery and I'm glad she decided to be on the side of trying to save people and stayed there. I liked Decker too, but I wished that he would have told Delaney how he felt sooner so that Tara wouldn't have been in the picture. At first I really liked Troy too, I thought he would be Delaney's salvation, but as I learned more about him, what he does and what he tried to do to Delaney, I'm not a fan anymore.
There was only one thing that really bugged me in the book. On page 142, when Delany is talking about in phiolosphy class and Justin Baxter says his Uncle has Down's syndrome and he has one less chromosome, that fact is incorrect. People who have Down's syndrome actually have a extra chromosome. But other then that I enjoyed this book. Fracture was a fast read because it was interesting and flowed well. I would have liked to see more background on Delaney's mom but maybe in the next book. Also there is a short story fallen Eleven Minutes from Decker's point of view that I really want to read and there is a companion novel, Vengance, set to come out in 2014. I can't wait.

About this author

Megan is a scientist - turned - teacher - turned - stay-at-home-mom - turned - writer. She is not nearly as indecisive as she sounds. She lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, where she volunteers as an MIT Educational Counselor, does the mom thing by day, and writes by night.

Her first novel, FRACTURE, was published in January 2012 by Walker/Bloomsbury. HYSTERIA, a YA psychological thriller, will be published in February 2013. VENGEANCE, a companion/sequel to FRACTURE, will follow in 2014.

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