Monday, July 1, 2013

Review: Secret for a Song by S.K. Falls

Secret for a Song
 Secret for a Song by S.K. Falls


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Publishes in US: June 3rd 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary
Source: Netgalley
Series? No.

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   Such a unique premise, I have never read a book about Munchhausen's and didn't know much about it, so it was awesome to get into her head and experience a new perspective and learn about a mental illness. 
   I liked the friends she met from the support group, and even though I knew that things would collapse around her because of her lies and carefully constructed house of cards. I did want more of how she made herself sick and the emotions behind it but it was a good thing to get the emotions from those who are sick not by choice. I think that being around that amount of sickness and impending death really led to her healing more than anything else. It began as jealousy that they were really sick but then it morphed into something else entirely. 
    I understood little by little why she did what she did, and it was hard relating with that type of personality because I don't have any of that life experience, but I could empathize. Because I know pain, fear of abandonment, wanting to fit in, I just don't process the same way.
    There is romance in this one, and it was sweet for the most part. It was just hard because like the friendships above, it is built on lies, and you know it can't end sweetly.
    I felt like the ending was rushed a bit, and I wanted there to be a little more something. I liked the overall ending message and the note that it left on of hope and change though. 

Bottom Line: Dark and gritty adventure into the mind of a girl who hurts herself for attention.


My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever wanted to be sick?
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24 comments:

  1. This book sounds really interesting. I've only read one or two book about a girl who cuts herself, and they were both very powerful and emotional. Even though this book had a few flaws, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Great review! :)

    Zoe @ Bookhi
    www.bookhi.blogspot.com

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    2. She does have a lot of issues, but author handles well

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  2. I remember seeing this one on netgalley and actually thought about requesting it. The premise does sound pretty good and different. The main character sounds really interesting.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. She was, getting in her head was whole new experience

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  3. I've never read a book about Munchausen's either. This does sound really good. Too bad the ending was a little rushed, but at least Story was still a good read!

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    1. I have seen a movie about proxy but that is about my extent

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  4. Sounds interesting. I've heard of the disease, but usually in regards to a mom who makes or pretends their kid is sick for attention.

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    1. Yep, that is by proxy, and I think there was a movie about it

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  5. this sounds really intense! i would have thought it was a light romance from the cover!

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  6. There seem to be a lot of these books this year messed up people with lots of psychoglogical problems. I have studied this disorder and it is fascinating and disturbing!

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    1. It is disturbing, and you're right, I have noticed that trend

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  7. The story sounds interesting... Getting sick and staying sick feel awful - I think I'd prefer to be healthy.

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    1. It is hard to imagine when most avoid being sick with all might

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  8. I don't like when relationships are build on lies, you're right, they never end well. I didn't think the story would be that intense. I don't think I would be able to relate with the MC, I haven't even heard of the syndrome she has. Glad that you enjoyed it. Wonderful review, Brandi :)

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    1. It isn't very well known and what most know isn't all factual

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  9. it's always so interesting to learn something new like that.

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  10. Oh I don't know about this one. I think it would end up upsetting me even though she is sick in a way. It is a mental illness. Still great review!

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    1. I know, it is hard to balance that as a reader

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  11. Great review! Too bad it was a rushed ending!! It does sound interesting but I'm not sure if I would pick it up! But I love reading your review:)

    Magen Corrie

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  12. I have heard some very mixed things about this my self.No one seems to like the ending though.
    Great review!

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    1. It just needed slowing down and working out a bit more

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  13. Wonderful review and despite the rushed ending I am glad you enjoyed it.

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