Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Secret for a Song by S.K. Falls
Saylor Grayson makes herself sick. Literally.
She ate her first needle when she was seven. Now, at nineteen, she’s been kicked out of college for poisoning herself with laxatives. The shrinks call it Munchausen Syndrome. All Saylor knows is that when she’s ill, her normally distant mother pays attention and the doctors and nurses make her feel special.
Then she meets Drew Dean, the leader of a local support group for those with terminal diseases. When he mistakes her for a new member, Saylor knows she should correct him. But she can’t bring herself to, not after she’s welcomed into a new circle of friends. Friends who, like Drew, all have illnesses ready to claim their independence or their lives.
For the first time, Saylor finds out what it feels like to be in love, to have friends who genuinely care about her. But secrets have a way of revealing themselves. What will happen when Saylor’s is out?
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
There was a time a few years ago when I was obsessed with new adult books. When the genre first came out, it was all I wanted to read. As the genre became over-saturated, I lost interest in it. I was browsing through my Kindle the other day when I was organizing the books in it, and I came across Secret for a Song. I decided to give it a try. I'm glad that I did. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it.
At first, due to the intense subject matter, I wasn't sure how I would feel about Secret for a Song. However, I ended up loving it. It became one of my favorite books that I've read this year. My only regret is that I didn't read it sooner. It was one of the most moving, earth-shattering, heartbreaking books I have read recently. In fact, I think it might be one of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read.
I thought that the subject matter of Munchausen syndrome was dealt with really well. Before reading Secret for a Song, I knew next to nothing about Munchausen syndrome. However, this book taught me quite a bit. I always thought that the people who had Munchausen syndrome were just selfish, and seeking attention. Now I know that it's a disease and an addiction. Like any other disease or addiction, the people that have it can't help their actions. I also thought that the delicate subject of terminal illness was handled well, It was handled in a respectful, yet informative manner.
I loved Secret for a Song so much. The ending was absolutely heartbreaking and made me ugly cry. I thought that this book was beautiful. It's a book that I think everyone should read. I wish the book was more well known. I will definitely be reading the author's other books, and future releases, as soon as I can get my hands on them.
I give Secret for a Song: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.