Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review: One Last Song by S.K. Falls

One Last Song
One Last Song by S.K. Falls
I was seven when I swallowed my first needle.
My mom freaked out and rushed me to the emergency room
She stayed by my side all night.
I never wanted it to end.
When you spend your whole life feeling invisible-when your parents care more about deals and deadlines than they do about you-you find ways of making people take notice. Little things at first. Then bigger. It's scary how fast it grows. Then one day something happens that makes you want to stop. To get better. To be better. And for the first time, you understand what it's like to feel whole, happy . . . loved. For the first time, you love someone back.
For me, that someone was Drew.
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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?


  1. Sounds different! Though I don't think I'd be able to understand as much, and shame about the rushed ending, I hate when it can ruin such a good book. :( The only times I wanted to be sick was to get out of school, but like stomach bug, flu or something, not sick sick.

  2. I read "Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood" by Julia Gregory and would recommend it if you are interested in reading more. In this one, it's the mother who keeps taking her daughter to the hospital. Great review. I'll have to check this one out.

  3. OH wow. I don't know if I can handle this one. I have studied both Munchausen and Munchausen by Proxy and I find it so disturbing. Still I appluad the author for bringing attention to this troubling disorder.

  4. Wow. I have never heard of this disorder before, and it sounds like a very troublesome one, but one I would very much like to know more about. It seems like there is not enough background to her story, but her current life is enough to keep her going for now. I am not sure if I will read it or not, but it is interesting for sure.

  5. This one sounds so unique! Sure, some of it may sound typical, but for the most part it sounds unlike anything I've read. I hadn't heard of this book before!

  6. Wanted to be sick?`No, well except for wanting a cold so I could read

  7. Interesting premise- I've heard about Munchausen by Proxy, but never really just Munchausen.

  8. It sounds like a great idea for a book. It's too bad it didn't have that extra something you were looking for.

  9. I've read books about Munchhausen's by proxy, where parents poison their children to get attention from medical professionals -- hard to imagine doing that to your child, but fortunately it seems very rare. Not sure if this is for me, but enjoyed your review!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  10. Oh well. At least you found something to like about it, yeah? Lies are never a good foundation. Always.

  11. I've heard of Munchhausen's but but never read anything about it. This one probably wouldn't be for me but I'm glad you liked it, even if the ending was a bit rushed.

  12. This sounds like it could be a quite difficult read, Brandi. I've never wanted to be sick, myself, but I have to say that it sounds like this character finds it to be the only way to get some love and attention from her parents. And that's really sad!
    Great review :)

  13. Hmmm this one sounds interesting, if a little bleak due to the content. It's a pity about the rushed ending though :(

  14. I have read some books with girls hurting themselves, but it was never for attention (or at least not on purpose), so I'm not sure I'd like it. Great review :)

  15. I'm happy that you found another novel that deals with mental illness that appealed to you even though it only succeeded in being average when all was said and done. I wish that I was sick every day when the alarm clock goes off. LOL! But, then I remember how thankful I am for my health, and get the heck out of bed.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

  16. I don't read a lot of books that deal with mental illness, but I do love dark and gritty books. I might have to pick this one up, one day. It does sound intriguing!

    Good review!

  17. Yup Munchhausen is an interesting dysfunction and very covert, you'd hardly recognize someone has it not unless you're aware of such a disease... it's great that there's no love story. I'm beginning to like the absence of romance in my books especially if it's not really needed in the plot. Friendship sometimes is better and more touching.

  18. This sounds really good and the kind of book that would provide a very different perspective. Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  19. Huh. I have to say I was really surprised in the synopsis about her swallowing a needle, it definitely caught my attention. Great review. I don't know if this kind of book is for me, but I'm glad you liked it.

  20. This sounds interesting... I don't know a lot about Munchhausen's myself. Glad to see you liked the book though!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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