Good Reads SummaryEleven 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?
Tee's ReviewI am not going to say I didn't like this book, but I am not sure I really enjoyed it either. Not that it was bad, it was just so damn depressing. I never really connected with Delaney. Maybe it was that I couldn't really grasp what she was going thru. I have lived a fairly good life, no major trauma, I haven't even known anyone with a brain injury to know how it effects someone. So there was just little to connect me to her. I really had a hard time understanding her treatment of Decker. He was always there for her-always- trying to understand what she was going thru, but she seemed to push him away, never really appreciating him.
The Character Decker tho, I loved. He was loving, and caring to Delaney, having more patience with her than I would have probably had. He loved her, in ways deeper than their friendship and Delaney was either clueless to these feelings or didn't care. She was wrapped up in her problems, never letting him in to help.
When Delaney meets Troy, the book took a weird turn for me. Like Delaney, he woke up from a coma, and like Delaney he should have died. Yet, the book never seems to explain why both him and Delaney had the ability that they have. Not to mention Troy is just downright creepy. I didn't like him at all. I am guessing the reason Delaney is drawn to him is because they are "alike" The debate , the moral right and wrong discussions that pass between Troy and Delaney are very interesting. Hitting on the subject of if a person is suffering, is it OK to help them along in their ending of life and is it okay to make descions for the dying who are incapable of making them for themselves.
I did read this book quickly, it was a fast read, and as I said, I don't think I hated it. I would not write off reading another book by Megan Miranda, there was alot of good in this book. It was just depressing. It reminded me of when I saw Schindler's List. There was so much good in that movie, but I couldn't let myself enjoy and appreciate it due to the subject matter