Monday, June 17, 2013
Review: Secret for a Song
Secret for a Song by S.K. Falls
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Saylor Grayson likes the attention she gets when she is sick. She likes the attention so much she will literally make herself ill. The therapists call it Munchausen Syndrome. Recently, her parents pulled her out of college and made her move home. Saylor’s therapist encouraged her to volunteer at the local hospital and she sets up and takes down the meeting rooms for different support groups. After she stumbles into an invitation to a support group for terminally ill young adults, she finds herself surrounded by people who are given a lot of attention because of their illnesses.
Drew Dean is the leader of this support group and the relationship quickly moves from casual friendship into a romance. But Saylor has her secret. Everyone in the group believes she has Multiple Sclerosis (not Munchausen Syndrome). She is torn between telling Drew and group the truth (and possibly loosing these friendships) and continuing the lie. She hasn’t had a friend since she was a child and doesn’t want to jeopardize these relationships. Secret for a Song is well written and lets the reader understand the inner thoughts of a person with Munchausen Syndrome. Readers will learn to love the new friends along with Saylor and cheer her along with her own discoveries. Falls has a gift for taking many complicated medical issues and working them into a believable story. Any reader looking for a heartfelt realistic fiction book will find a winner with Secret for a Song.
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