Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“This is a simple, seemingly straightforward story that catches the reader unexpectedly by the throat. Delaney apparently does not survive being under the icy water for 11 minutes in a Maine pond in the middle of winter, but, miraculously, she is revived. This miracle adds a serious complication to logic-bound Delaney's life when she finds out that she can now sense people's impending deaths. Written in a taut, spare style, this tale explores love, friendship, and the fine line between life and death.”
— Rebecca Waesch, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Eleven 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. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal.