I pretty much knew before reading Fracture that I would enjoy it, but what I didn’t expect was how much I would love it. I immediately (on page one) connected with Delaney, the protagonist… she was such a real teenage character, and my teenage self could identify with her in so many ways. I was quickly gripped by the story and I had a hard time putting it down!
What starts out as a fun afternoon with friends quickly turns to horror when Delaney slips and falls through the ice, to what everyone thinks is her death. She is trapped under the ice for 11 minutes until her best friend Decker is able to pull her out. She should be dead, but miraculously she survives seemingly fine. There is no explanation for her walking, talking wellness since by all medical standards she should have been brain dead after 8 minutes. However, Delaney doesn’t feel exactly fine, and she slowly realizes that she is drawn to death. She is relieved when she meets mysterious and “dreamy” Troy, who has her same abilities.
My favorite thing about this novel is the relationship between Delaney and Decker. They’re neighbors and grew up together as best friends, the kind that knows each other inside and out. I loved the push and pull between them as they realize their feelings for each other. OK, I admit it. I might have a little huge crush on Decker! Their relationship was complicated, and you didn’t know what would happen to them until the very end… and it was delicious to read!
I truly enjoyed this contemporary that has a bit of mystery/suspense and a paranormal twist. Fracture is well written with fantastic characters, and great pacing. I highly recommend that you pick this up now!
Here’s the book trailer… I won’t lie, I think the narration is a little funny…
Book Links: facebook | excerpt – chapters 1 & 2