Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

Fragments of the Lost

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 13 Reasons Why . Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was every...

Details Fragments of the Lost

TitleFragments of the Lost
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherCrown Books for Young Readers
GenreMystery, Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Fragments of the Lost

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    4.5 STARS"The room is full of you, Jessa,"she 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. Whi...
  • Laura
    “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-boyfriend.Jessa 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...
  • Grace (BURTSBOOKS)
    3.75 starsI predicted the ending of this on the very first page but some how I still enjoyed it RTC
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    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 question 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 f...
  • Kristy
    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 h...
  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    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 additive4.5/5 StarsYou can find this one and more of my reviews on my blog A Book. A T...
  • Stacee
    I have been a fan of Megan’s words from the beginning and I was insanely excited to get my hands on this book. I love love loved Jessa. She’s smart and a bit heartbroken and it was intriguing being in her head for this story. There are a few other characters, but I’m not going to say anything about them. Plot wise, it was captivating. The story is told by items Jessa finds in Caleb’s room and the memory attached to them and the way it unf...
  • Donna Hines
    When everything you think you know is literally and figuratively a lie, it's shocking!Jessa Whitworth and Caleb built a life around a facade that began when Caleb is presumed dead from a car accident .With triggered memories upon clearing out his private momentos; the idea that perhaps something more is at play is painfully obvious but how, where, why would his own mom Eva ask her to clean up his things ?As time moves on the past comes to light a...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Had a slow start, but so glad I stuck with it, because, man, this ended up being good!
  • Mandy
    *THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU TO THE PUBLISHER FOR SENDING ME AN E-ARC SO I COULD GET MY MEGAN MIRANDA JAM ON*Okay, I think I got my butt together and formulated my thoughts on this. Trust me, though, it was hard. I've loved Megan Miranda since I picked up my first book of hers all those years ago, and this book reminded me yet again just how talented she is. It was beautiful, it was mysterious, it was everything I wanted this book to be. I love...
  • Daniel Balici
    I have been looking forward to reading Megan Miranda's newest publication, marketed as a blend of YA and psychological mystery genres. I love the subtlety and finesse with which this author plays with words, an aspect I have been able to find not only in Fragments of the Lost , but also in The Perfect Stranger and thoroughly enjoyed All the Missing Girls. However, aside from the exquisite, almost lyrical style of writing employed, this novel did ...
  • Katrina
    "But if I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that nobody was who I thought. Everyone had secrets. Trust is a luxury for fools. The more I discover, the less I trust my own memories, even."There's something about Megan Miranda's writing that is straight up addictive. I had some time to myself and I'm so glad I started this one- finished the same day! Listen, this isn't life-changing fiction but it's entertaining and takes you along for a fun, wild ...
  • Raven_Blake
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars!Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy AddictionsI loved Megan Miranda’s debut novel Fracture and this is my second book by her. Fragments of Lost was pretty interesting to read but sadly, it didn’t thrill me as much as I expected. The reason I picked this up because of its intriguing premise which sounded very much promising. The characters and the plot was pretty good but my main issue lies with the slow start w...
  • Brooke
    For all of my book reviews click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.comMegan Miranda is one of those authors that can create such an amazing scene and feeling that you feel like you are in a movie and cant seem to want to get out no matter what you do. You get engrossed in every word that is on that page and cant seem to look away. Even when you know you have to stop reading but cant because it is just that good. Her words are used to entice you t...
  • Shelley
    *Source* NetGalley*Genre* Young Adult / Mysteries*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Megan Miranda's Fragments of the Lost was the third novel by the author that I read during 2017 campaign to reach 300 books. The others being All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger. This story is one in which each individual chapter is a puzzle piece, or a fragment. Fragments that protagonist Jessamyn Whitworth will need to piece together in order to find out what real...
  • Carina Olsen
    I simply adore this author. Have read so many of her books and I have enjoyed them all. This one was no exception. I stayed up until three am to finish this lovely book. As I could not stop after I started it. Eee. For the most part I really liked this book. Had a few small issues, but nothing big. And so four stars for this one.I'm going to begin with saying that the writing was all kinds of awesome. And I had no trouble at all reading this book...
  • Cathy
    2.5 starsIt's been awhile since I've been this conflicted about the rating of a book. I didn't hate this, but then I don't think I actually fully liked it either? Fragments of the Lost deals mainly with Jessa's grief after her ex-boyfriend Caleb had an accident; his mom asks her to clean out his room even though they broke up a few days before the accident. As she's going through Caleb's things and finds dozens of memories from them together, she...
  • Kate
    Probably my favorite Megan Miranda yet!
  • Emma
    Sorry to members of my book club, but I hated this book. In no particular order, here are my reasons why:1. Page 23: Flirty first and last naming. A huge pet peeve of mine in YA books. I wish YA authors would realize that teenagers do NOT talk like this, that even though John Green does it all the time he also doesn't write realistic teenagers as a whole, that it's annoying even when he does it, and there can only be one of him anyway so please J...
  • Lulai
    --- I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review. ---I kind of have a love/ hate relationship with Megan Miranda's book, and that why I'm always curious to read one of her books.I do not know why, but this book was a real surprise to me. I was expecting a book about mourning and finally, I had some kind of a thriller. Jessa's mission is to box the affairs of her ex who has just died. But as she do it, she discovers things that ...
  • Katie
    Nothing like a thriller to get me tearing through a book at lightning speed. I may have just finished the last 40% in one sitting, even foregoing Olympics watching to do it. But the problem with thrillers is that you're left with the ending, and I always find the endings the weakest part. I love the buildup. And this one had a very creative format, tying episodes in the story to objects the main character finds while cleaning a room. I enjoyed th...
  • Roxanne
    Thank you to Netgalley and Crown Books for Young Readers for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.Jessa has been asked by her ex-boyfriend's mother to pack his room. She isn't looking forward to it, but she hopes that she will be able to figure out what happened to him. Jessa can't believe his gone, and everyone blames her since the last place he was seen was at her track meet.As she begins to pack up his things and relives memories, ...
  • Andrea
    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review*It seemed straightforward, a girl cleaning out her ex-boyfriend's room after he died in a flash flood, until things started to not add up......This book was quite interesting, I liked the characters and how the story moved seamlessly back and forth throughout time to tell the story. I felt it was lacking in the urgency that a psychological thriller should have and the main story ...
  • Melissa In The City 🥂
    I love Megan Miranda’s books..all of them and this was a perfect 10 across the board. The cover is so eerily pretty too! She always has the best covers!
  • Amanda
    The idea of the story and the writing was good but it never reached psychological thriller level which left me a bit disappointed. I really liked All the Missing Girls so I was surprised to find this to be a very slow read. I found my mind wandering and would have to rewind to listen to what I missed. It did pick up around 75% and then I didn't want to stop listening until I finished.
  • Kavanand (Reading for Two)
    Initially, I wasn't sure what to make of this book. The description made it sound like a mystery/thriller, but when I first started reading, it felt much more like a very sad book about a young woman grieving for her dead ex-boyfriend. The mystery aspects slowly revealed themselves, and I was completely hooked about 50 pages into it.Jessa is a high-school junior, and her ex-boyfriend Caleb died in a car accident a few weeks ago. They had only bee...
  • Stephanie Ward
    'Fragments of the Lost' wasn't at all like I expected it to be, which might sound weird. I read the description and since I love thrillers, I decided to give it a shot. Honestly, when I first started reading, I was a bit disappointed. It didn't sound like a thriller or mystery at all. It read more like a contemporary romance if anything. Each chapter was centered on an object in Caleb's room, and the memories Jessa had connected to these items - ...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    When Caleb’s mom, Eve, asks Jessa to clean out his room, Jessa, his ex-girlfriend can hardly say no. After all, everybody blames her for his death. As she organizes Caleb’s belongings, Jessa realizes he had been keeping some big secrets. Maybe she never knew him at all.FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST starts off as a story about grief, then builds to a mystery and finally a thriller. Megan Miranda kept me interested from page one with crisp writing and ...
  • Susan Peterson
    Fragments of the Lost is an extremely compelling book. It takes a deep look into relationships between teenagers while giving the reader a suspenseful, twisty story. Following an accident that caused the death of her ex-boyfriend, Jessa takes on the task of boxing up his bedroom. What she uncovers is startling to Jessa, as she realizes that she didn’t know Caleb at all. The mystery is unraveled slowly, as lies and secrets are revealed. This was...