By: Megan Miranda
Release Date: January 2012
Genre/Age: YA Contemporary Novella
Fracture is told from Delaney’s perspective, and if you’ve read the first two chapters, you know that she falls through the ice in chapter one, and she wakes up 6 days later. And what happens in between – well, that’s Decker’s story.
This is the story of those eleven minutes, and the six days that follow, from his perspective. Because while it must be terrifying to be trapped under the ice, it’s a different kind of terror seeing your best friend trapped…
Especially if it’s your fault.
I absolutely loved this short little story! I adored Fracture, and I especially adored the friendship between Delaney and Decker, so getting to read about her accident from his point of view was wonderful.
I thought the way this story was written was phenomenal, and the reader was really able to get inside Decker’s head and feel everything he was feeling. He’s experiencing a lot of pain and guilt and anguish, and the format of the story portrayed that SO well. I thought I loved Decker after finishing Fracture, but Eleven Minutes made me love him so much more.
It’s not absolutely necessary to read Fracture before reading Eleven Minutes, but I’d definitely recommend it. I think it means a lot more in the context of the whole story. Plus, Fracture is amazing all by itself. :)
*You can read my review of Fracture here.