Published by Createspace Independent on June 10, 2013
Genres: young adult
Source: ARC from publisher
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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?
When I read that first sentence in this book, I wasn’t so sure if I was going to like it. My first thought about Saylor was that this chick was freaking crazy. The more I read the more I found myself wanting to know what happened next. I was completely caught off guard!
This book grabbed a hold of my mind and wouldn’t let go. I found myself laughing with the characters as well as crying. It gave me a whole new perspective at how I viewed others.
I think this book deserves a 4 star rating. The fact that it completely took me by surprise earns points there. The story was written well. It didn’t take me long to read it because I couldn’t put it down! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!