Mar 11, 2015

This book broke my heart || One Last Song by S.K.Falls

Title:One Last Song
Release Date:January 13th 2015
Publisher:Forever Yours
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.

Before I start this review,let me tell you all that One Last Song will not be an easy book to read.Reading this book was hard,and it's the type of book that is packed with raw emotions and will probably wreck you and leave you as a sobbing mess.
Now that I've warned you,let me explain how this beautiful and painfully underrated book broke my heart to shreds.

One Last Song is a story about a girl who craves attention. Saylor Grayson's parents are insensitive,indifferent and pays more attention to their respective careers than to their child.Desperate for being noticed by her parents,she tries the oldest trick in a child's book-getting sick.Every child loves the spotlight and attention that comes with being sick,and for Saylor,it becomes the only choice to get the spotlight,that she ends up being obsessed by getting sick even at the age of 19.

Saylor was quite a complicated character.Her obsession with getting sick and wishing to have a terminal disease were really crazy,but I felt so sad for the broken and lonely girl behind her insane desires.To her,having a terminal disease is a privilege.But she only understands the reality of such diseases until she meets people who are real victims of them.

As part of her therapy,Saylor starts to attend a support group for kids with terminal diseases.There she meets Zee-who has breast cancer,Pierce-who is an Aids patient,Carson-who had a form of leukemia and Andrew-who has a disease that makes his motor function deteriorate.

S.K.Falls' realistic portrayal of these diseases and characters were beautiful.These kids battle with their demons,face their life ending illnesses and I couldn't help but admire their strength,courage and determination.They also change Saylor's view on life,and makes her realize the intensity of her actions.

The romance in this story is beautiful and heartbreaking. Saylor wasn't planning to fall in love with a sick boy who is struggling with his life.A boy who has to use a cane to walk,whose muscles are slowly weakening and who is beautiful inside and out.Drew totally broke my heart,and I assure that anyone who reads this book will fall in love with this boy whose smiles and music will totally win you over.

Just as I said before,this book is not a romance book with a HEA.It's an intense and emotional story that will make you drown in feels.I recommend it to any fans of The Fault in Our Stars,and to readers who love books about broken and realistic characters.

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