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  • Hardcover
  • 373 pages
  • Fragments of the Lost
  • Megan Miranda
  • English
  • 21 December 2016
  • 9780399556722

10 thoughts on “Fragments of the Lost

  1. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    45 STARS The room is full of you Jessashe explained by which she means the pictures I can't even look directly at the photos but his mother is right I'm everywhere Megan Miranda is one of those super talented authors who can manipulate words to do her bidding whether that is as part of an adult thriller or a YA mystery I'm always blown away by her ability to draw me in and blow my mind but she's really outdone herself this time While the story isn't told in reverse chronological order as was done in All the Missing Girls this one had the same taste as it's adult fiction predecessor Maybe it was the compulsive addicting nature of the plot or possibly it was the damaged characters who's flaws are revealed slowly over time but either way I couldn't get enough of this story Now I want to ask him What did you know Caleb? That a year later you'd be gone and I'd be peeling all evidence of you and me off the wall? That your mother would hate me and Max wouldn't look me in the eye and your baby sister wouldn't say a word to me no matter how many times I said hello?I'll admit I wasn't sure what to expect when I first began reading this one I thought to myself Is this supposed to be a YA contemporary? The first 40 pages are a slow heavy narrative of Jessa working through her grief and I began to worry that the entire book was going to be us walking alongside every random memory this girl had of her ex boyfriend in the most depressing possible way but I should have known better Once the stage is set and we have everything in place the book took off at breakneck speed and I read the entire 329 pages that were left in one sitting We begin to find pieces of Caleb in each memory which spurs on our protagonist in working with a friend to find clues in an attempt to figure out just what really happened to Caleb on the afternoon he was caught in the flood You have to be willing to be wrong to be the one out on the limb who falls who makes a scene To lean forward and let someone else decide whether to drop you or not To jump when you can't see under the surface when you don't know what might be hidden underneathThe true beauty of this story is that it isn't completely wrapped up in what happened to Caleb Yes it's the central plot focus and yes we do receive full closure on all events but the journey along the way with our other characters is just as fulfilling as solving the mystery I truly loved how while this clearly is YA fiction Fragments of the Lost defied age barriers in being appealing to all walks of life There's no cheesy banter here no author attempting to insert cool hip lingo that is cringeworthy for teens to read; this is simply a story featuring young adults written in excellent form Fragments of the Lost is the type of story that upon finishing I immediately wanted to chat about it with a friend; some of the twists really blew my mind and I felt the intricate connecting details were very well done Highly recommended to mystery lovers of all ages; if you enjoy a whodunnit of sorts you'll really have a ball donning your detective cap for this caper I received a review copy from the publisher Many thanks Random House Children’s Dept

  2. Grace (BURTSBOOKS) Grace (BURTSBOOKS) says:

    375 starsFragments of the Lost follows Jessa as she cleans out the room of her dead ex boyfriend and all the emotional turmoil that follows It follows her as she remembers their past and tries to piece together the last days of his life to figure out where he was going when his car was driven off the road This book was so original Which is weird because it was about grief which we’ve all read about and relationships which we all experience but the way Megan Miranda wrote these characters and their reactions to the situation made it unlike any YA book I had ever read; or any book for that matter The characters in this novel are not particularly striking or original but it hardly matters because what makes them interesting to read about is the way Miranda portrays their emotions She has such a deep rooted understanding of the way every one of them feels and it's evident from every single word written and because of this the characters feel like real people The relationship drama and flashbacks of a once loving relationship were also super interesting to read about I don’t like romance but the deterioration of relationships fascinates me It is a reality not many authors acknowledge This isn’t a book about a toxic relationship like you might expect but miscommunication and secrets and growing apart and facades and how no one truly knows anyone; all things I love to read about This book made me think and not only about what happened to Calebthe boyfriend The themes explored were rich and thought provoking and I had to stop so many times in the middle of listening to this audiobook to just sit there and think because it was that good I'm 100% in support of reading for entertainment alone but I can't help appreciate when a book takes it a step farther and makes you uestion things you thought you understood and this book does that perfectlyI did have some slight issues while in the middle of this that enabled me from giving this book a perfect rating but those were personal things than actual flaws of the book For example Jessa reminded me too much of a past version of myself that I don’t like thinking about and the addition of a love triangle which if you ask me is always a cheap optionI did however enjoy the ending and the way all the plot points and underlying message wrapped up together The writing was smooth and effective It felt like the main character was speaking directly to you the memories fade in and out seamlessly and the title is perfect Despite my personal issues with this novel and the fact that it took me super long to read I would 100% recommend this book It’s a highly underrated wonderfully written YA thriller focusing on a brilliant and uniue set of themes following a collection of the most real and relatable characters I’ve ever read about I highly recommend

  3. Laura Laura says:

    “The room is full of you Jessa” she explained by which she means the pictures What starts out as a YA contemporary about grief eventually becomes a mystery about what really happened to a girl's ex boyfriendJessa is given the task to go through pack up her ex boyfriend's room after his death His mother Eve asked her in what Jessa views as a punishment of sorts because the last place Caleb went before his car fell off the bridge was to her track meet And within Caleb's room are plenty of memories He was the type to hold on to everything like tickets to movies games etc little mementos The first half of the book is Jessa trying to come to terms with her grief and the things she still doesn't understand while connecting objects to memories and reminiscing This allows us to view their relationship as it was when they were together and eventually how it ended The issue isit feels like it's dragged on to allow for characterizationThen at a certain point little mysteries begin to build that make you realize there's to the story And now a little genre change because we're clue hunting and finding answers Jessa begins to realize there is a lot about Caleb she never knew while going through his things Certain uestions only lead to uestions until eventually the mystery is resolved The book really picked up the pace once the mystery ball got rolling I swearI was slumped in my seat when the first mysterious thing came up and I immediately sat up wide eyed like I'd just woken up and it was a new day while I continued reading It sure woke me up getting the book exciting Before that I wasn't sure if I'd finish It was just very slow moving I was in the mood for a mystery anywayThere is something I love about Megan Miranda's writing that makes up for the lack of mystery through the first half She captivates with words in this way that makes me want to call her a wordsmith But she doesn't get annoying about it so that things feel overwrittenReaders who enjoy YA contemporaries would enjoy this You don't particularly have to love mysteries as it feels contemporary It's just a bonus that the mystery is thrown in at a point

  4. Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows) Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows) says:

    Could you imagine being in high school your boyfriend dies people blame you for the accident and his mother asks you to clean out his room? Then you feel guilty so you can't say no Each piece you pick up put away or trash brings a memory and you begin to uestion this person who claimed to love you How well do we REALLY know the people in our lives? We all have secrets don't we?The book is told strictly through Jessa's perspective We get flashbacks as she remembers things while going through his room Considering the subject matter I knew this wasn't going to be a happy read To be honest I struggled at the beginning It was so depressing and I thought if I have to go through this grieving process with her 'til the very end I just might drive off a bridge myself Horrible I know But this is Megan Miranda folks You keep going and I'm SO happy that I did Everything at the beginning was just setting the rest of the book up What a doozy it became Phew I'm in a royal book hangover here ladies and gentlemen Those who veer away from anything YA this really doesn't read like one Sure the main characters are young but the way Miranda brings them to life and how the story comes together doesn't focus on any instalove or mean girl issues like we tend to see in regular YA novels This reads like a contemporary mystery where we are trying to figure out exactly what happened to Jessa's boyfriend CalebHighly recommend Put this on your reading list My favorite by her to date

  5. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    The carpet is beige The door will sueak as I push it open The air will be hotter or colder than the rest of the house depending on the time of year All these things I know by heart None of this prepares me I love Megan Miranda’s adult books Never does she forsake character development for ridiculous plot twists And that fact holds true for her YA novels including her most recent Fragments of the Lost Characters are fleshed out relationships explored yet the mystery remains compelling Like most Megan Miranda books Fragments of the Lost has a uniue hook Jessa our teenaged protagonist has been tasked with cleaning out her dead boyfriend Caleb’s room As she wades through the detritus of his life each object evokes a different memory of their year long relationship But as Jessa digs deeper she uncovers pieces that just don’t add up A bus ticket to another state? A scrap of a love letter? An email password that was changed two days after Caleb died? These cryptic “fragments” hehe drive Jessa to uncover the truth behind Caleb’s accident But that truth might place Jessa in danger than she could ever imagine Megan Miranda is a master of characterization As Jessa sorts through Caleb’s belongings the narrative shifts back and forth in time These seamless transitions reveal the story of first love with complete authenticity As I became immersed in their history it was almost like their relationship became mine I was invested in their romance in a way that rarely happens to me Jessa and Caleb just felt real While the characterization is remarkable the drawback to Fragments of the Lost lies in its length Megan Miranda is usually fantastic at creating tense taught mysteries Here unfortunately the reminiscing becomes too protracted Editing was needed Don’t get me wrong the gradual unveiling of Jessa and Caleb’s past is necessary It just becomes too gradual By page 200 it's like 'can we get to the point already?' The mystery really doesn’t pick up until the last uarter of the book And with such a drawn out beginning the narrative thread becomes lost Summary Despite its minor problems Fragments of the Lost is still a worthwhile read Just know that it reuires patience

  6. Kristy Kristy says:

    When Jessa Whitworth's high school ex boyfriend dies suddenly it's as if the world stops One moment Caleb is at her track meet taking the butterfly necklace she handed to him and the next he's gone his car washed over a flooded bridge on a stormy day Caleb's mom eventually asks Jessa to pack up his room she blames Jessa for the accident since Caleb had gone to see her that day and Jessa feels she cannot say no She's left to clean out his room and winds up piecing together bits of Caleb's life as she does Each photograph article of clothing and notebook reminds her of parts of her life with Caleb Even worse she realizes there is so much she didn't know about him With that realization Jessa wonders what really happened the day Caleb went over the bridge? This novel isn't really what I expected at all though I should have realized that it would be less teen angst and teen angst and psychological mystery combined as the two Megan Miranda novels I have read The Perfect Stranger A Novel and All the Missing Girls are in the suspensethriller category The biggest issue for me was that this one starts off really slow It's hard to get into any kind of momentum as every forward plot movement is broken by Jessa finding something and immediately remembering back into her past with Caleb I was a little frustrated in the beginning wanting to happen I really enjoyed the character of Jessa though She was a little hard on herself in relation to Caleb's death but she was also a teen dealing with both the death of a loved one and a recent breakup their split occurring not too long before his death She came across as pretty realistic The supporting cast was a little nebulous for me Caleb's mom was pretty harsh and we didn't see too much of Jessa's family though I liked her older brother Julian Caleb's best friend and neighbor Max was probably the other character that was easiest to get to know and he was rather well fleshed out Caleb himself whom we learn about through Jessa's point of view and flashbacks is a hard one to figure out but that only adds to the mystiue of how he ended up at the bridge that day Overall if you can bring a little patience this book is one to enjoy It eventually picks up and while the storyline is somewhat different this whole novel is rather hard to describe I really did enjoy it I felt satisfied with the ending it was worth reading I enjoyed Miranda's two adult mysteries and while this is the first of her YA novels that I've read I will definitely investigate others 35 stars You can read my review of THE PERFECT STRANGER here Blog Twitter Facebook Google Instagram

  7. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:

    I can see I'm in the minority here I honestly feel very sure in my three star rating because it perfectly describes my feelings for this book I didn't love it but I didn't hate itFirst the characters The book opens in Jessa cleaning out Caleb's room Instantly I was thinking Okay why am I supposed to care about her since I know nothing about her or Caleb at all?Even once I got info on Caleb I honestly just hated him and He was selfish and dumb and imo didn't care about Jesse at allI honestly think that Jessa should have been with MaxLike seriously Caleb left her so many times He snapped at her He kept secrets He was a complete jerk Max on the other hand was kind helpful honest and patientAlso the mystery It literally spent half the book yada yada yada ing about Caleb and how much he was missed and how life is just unable to go one without him BlechOnce it finally got to the mystery it was very weak and predictable I honestly felt like I was watching an episode of Doraview spoilerBook Where did Caleb go? Blink BlinkMe HE'S HIDING BECAUSE HE KILLED SHAUNBook Blink Blink Can you help me find Caleb?Me He's hiding in the woods somewhere you idiotBook Blink Blink hide spoiler

  8. Dannii Elle Dannii Elle says:

    Jessa had recently split from ex boyfriend Caleb when his car careened through the barriers of a nearby bridge and sent him hurtling into the raging river waters below She feels wracked by grief and guilt and so when his mother asks her to clear out his room she feels helpless to do anything other than agree Now surrounded by the fragments of his life she is unable to escape from these emotions She soon finds however that the task of sorting his belongings leads her focus in a new direction and potentially dangerous realisations form Why are certain belongings missing from Caleb's room? Why are certain other belongings found there when they should have been inside the car with him on the night of the accident? Who is hiding the truth from her? And why is Jessa seemingly the only one still uestioning the tragedy of this life lost far too soon?This is my second Megan Miranda of the month my third of all time and my favourite of the lot I found it an intriguing concept to focus on a contemporary narrative but allow for the fragments of Caleb's possessions to then immerse both protagonist Jessa and the reader into previous flashbacks from his life This allowed the emotions of the piece to become all the abundant for us to understand the connection between this ex couple and for suspense to mount as and inconsistencies were unearthedWith each scene the tension was increasingly built upon and I was engaged in discovering what lay at the end of these myriad mysteries The ending became a little high drama than seemed strictly reasonable but this nevertheless remained a great thriller built upon a convoluted and twisted path to eventual truth

  9. Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.) Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.) says:

    I want to thank NetGalley and Random House Children's for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review This book is so good it's my first experience with the author but it sure will not be the last I've had such a good time with this book from the beginning you just want to keep reading not only the story is very interesting but also really additive455 Stars You can find this one and of my reviews on my blog A Book A Thought Fragments of the Lost is focused on Jessa her ex boyfriend Caleb has just died in a car accident and his mother asks Jessa if she would be able to order her son's room and pack his things Although she feels a bit out of place while being in Caleb's room again she still decides to do so because she feels that maybe it's a good way to work through the guilt she feels for his accident Being in this place Jessa will be surrounded by memories and pieces of their relationship and this will make her begin to wonder if she actually knew Caleb at all I decided to reuest this book because it's described as ideal for We Were Liars fans and since it's one of my favorite books then I decided that why not give it a chance right? Well I wasn't wrong this book is absolutely intriguing has much suspense mystery and is that kind of story that once you start it you can't stop until you know the whole truth I felt too hooked throughout the book and to be a book with so much mystery content is really easy and uick to read I'm so happy to have chosen it I really spent an excellent time reading it trying to put all the pieces in place was really funJessa is a great main character she only goes for what she wants and is very determined in her decisions I really liked her and this has been very influential for me since the whole book is told in first person by her there were moments in which I felt so bad for her and for all the situation in which she was involved but she was so strong and I really admire that I would have started to cry like a little girl lol I liked the secondary characters a lot I also think that they all have very different personalities and this makes the plot complete and entertaining Max's character is great he is really such a good person I love it I don't want to specify who he is or why I liked him because I want everyone to find out and get to know him I have several thoughts about Caleb too not all of them are good so I don't want to express them too much because SPOILERS The book is divided into three parts Part 1 The Fragments where we see Jessa trying to put together the puzzle to find out what was going on in Caleb's life before his accident and thus try to reveal his secrets This part is almost the majority of the book I think it is 80% or even Part 2 The Puzzle is where everything is revealed and the truth comes to light This was my favorite part OMG the revelations are so good and like everything is handled it was great and out of the ordinary Part 3 The Future which is the part where obviously we'll see the future of the characters and how their lives continue after the past events I really loved the book but I'm not giving it a complete 5 stars because I was interested in the present throughout the book and how it includes many jumps to the past this influenced although it wasn't boring at all I needed to know a little about the relationships of the characters in the present Even so I think that the jumps to the past end up being key when it comes to knowing about the Caleb and Jessa's relationship and how it changes and leads to the situations that led to its separation and the accident itselfThe writing style is beautiful I love how deep and almost poetic it ends up being the meaning of the plot is much than discovering things about your ex lol it's about trust it's about family secrets and also plays a lot with how far you're able to get to uncover the truth and how this changes you as a person It presents situations where she feels that she gives too much when she wasn't receiving anything in return It's really interesting and it has touched me than I thought The story of Caleb and Jessa is much than a love story it's about another kind of love and it is also about getting to know yourself that was really nice The ending was great I liked that wasn't the typical happy ending but it was a much real and enjoy that fact I would recommend this book a lot for all those who enjoy a good YA reading of course you'll find a mystery story but even if this is not your cup of tea it's much than that This book is about self discovery and it's about figuring out what you want to do with your life or what you're willing to do for those you love and for yourself so I'd say if you like the Contemporary YA in general then you'll enjoy this one It doesn't have a heavy content in terms of romance either so if you like the plot with little romance this would be a good option I would totally read another book with the same characters it was a great journey

  10. Cesar Cesar says:

    4 starsWhen reading mystery novels I for the most part can sort of figure out what is going to happen Not in an I can predict what the ending will be but in a I have a feeling of where this is going and I still get surprised by what happened Unless it's a painfully obvious prediction then my enjoyment will go down It's not a bad thing for me because even if I know what might happen I do love the rising action leading up to the mystery and how it plays outFragments of the Lost is one of those examples While I wouldn't put this as one of the best mystery novels out there it did keep me invested in the plot and mystery And if a mystery manages to keep me invested in where it's going I do like it even with its flawsFragments of the Lost is a mystery revolving around Jessa piecing together the fragments of what may have lead to figuring out the death of her ex boyfriend Caleb She cleans out his room at the reuest of Caleb's mother and while doing so Jessa begins to figure out that some things about their relationship didn't make sense as well as the events leading up to Caleb's deathWhat I got from this book was good enough mystery that kept me hooked into finding out just what the hell is going on with Caleb's death The lies the deception the struggling relationship between Jessa and Caleb Though this story isn't without its flaws I did have a good enough time reading itFor the positives the main selling point is the mystery surrounding Caleb's death Jessa is cleaning out his room and comes across many items that not only gives us a look into the past but also a look at Caleb and Jessa's relationship and the fallout of their break up This isn't a story with a huge focus on the romance but rather gives the reader a look at what was going on in the relationship that would eventually lead up to Caleb's death Megan Mirada did a great job at giving us a look at the past while keeping in touch with the present There wasn't any disconnect between the two and I appreciate that It's often a hit or miss when an author goes back and forth between the past and the present regardless if it's only by a few weeks to several yearsThe one major flaw that did set this book back would have to be the lack of characterization of Jessa and Caleb To an extent they are decent enough characters that I liked but not have an overall attachment to them Jess could've been than just a character who lost her boyfriend and Caleb could've been than a guy with secrets in his past Not bad characters but should've been fleshed out Verdict A pretty good mystery novel that kept me invested Not the ultimate best mystery novel but I did enjoy my time reading itThanks for reading my review Cesar

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Fragments of the Lost➿ Fragments of the Lost Free ➶ Author Megan Miranda – From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl's search to uncover the truth behind her ex boyfri From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl's search to uncover the truth behind her ex boyfriend's death Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and Reasons Why Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex boyfriend Caleb's room But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere in his photos Fragments of PDF or his neatly folded T shirts even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket the one she gave him for safe keeping on that dayHis mother asked her to pack up his things even though she blames Jessa for his accident How could she say no And maybe just maybe it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments togetherBut as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered And she starts to uestion whether she really knew Caleb at all Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident What really happened on the storm swept bridge.