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Bloomsbury Publishing, Dec 25, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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By the time seventeen-year-old Delaney Maxwell is pulled out of the icy waters of a frozen lake, her heart has stopped beating. She is in a coma and officially dead. But Delaney pulls through. How? Doctors are mystified. Outwardly she has completely recovered. But Delaney knows something is very wrong. Pulled by sensations she can't control, she finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her brain predicting death or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who lost his whole family in a car accident and emerged from a coma with the same powers as Delaney. At last she's found a kindred spirit who'll understand what she's going through. 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?

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Megan Miranda's prose is tight, exciting, and elegant. - LibraryThing
One thing though that strikes me wrong is the ending. - LibraryThing
I love reflections in photography. - LibraryThing
The pacing was perfect, there was never a dull moment. - LibraryThing
What I liked most about this book is the plot line. - LibraryThing
The ending was really good. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Angelina-Justice - LibraryThing

It is part coming of age, part psychological thriller and part medical mystery. The premise of the book is interesting if not entirely unique. What is unique in this story is the fine line between ... Read full review

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User Review  - stephanie.dicesare.7 - LibraryThing

This book was really good, but it took me a while to finish. It was well written, but I didn't love it. The plot is different, something I've never read before. I give the book four stars. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Megan Miranda studied Biology and Anthropology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she twice won a coveted award for research in Bioengineering. This is Megan's first novel. She lives in North Carolina, USA, with her husband and two young children.