Secret for a Song by S.K. Falls
Publication date: June 3rd, 2013
Genre: NA Coming-of-Age
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?
Secret For A Song is a an incredibly emotional read. Saylor's character is sick, really sick. She has been looking for something, any little crumb of emotion from her parents for as long as she can remember. The only time they seem to notice her is when she is sick or hurt, so she makes sure to be sick as much as possible.
After Saylor accidentally gets pegged as another terminally ill patient she finally finds people that see her and want to be with her. The more time she spends with the group the more she comes to care for the people in the group, especially Drew. She knows that she needs to be honest but she can't bring herself to tell her new friends because she fears that they will hate her for her lies.
I love it and hate it when I become so emotionally invested in a story that I don't want to it to end. However, I knew this book would end and I knew how it would end, but I kept hoping with all of my heart that it could some how some way not end the way that I knew it would. I highly highly recommend Secret For A Song!!!!
Adriana Ryan is the pen name of writer S.K. Falls.
A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, I enjoy alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards in Charleston, SC where I live and imbibe coffee. My husband and two small children seem not to mind when I hastily scribble novel lines on stray limbs in the absence of notepads.
Since no writer’s biography is complete without mention of her menagerie of animals, you should know I have one dog that doubles as a footstool, a second that functions as avacuum cleaner, and a cat that ensures I never forget that my hands are, first and foremost,for pouring cat food.