Friday, November 8, 2019

Saving Meghan

Book: Saving Meghan
Author: DJ Palmer

Can you love someone to death?

Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others claim she's obsessed and can't stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter's expense.

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, doctors intervene and immediately suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker, typically the mother, seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what's going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand?-Goodreads

Review: I really enjoyed this book. 15 year old Meghan is sick. Really sick. Or is she? The doctors can't figure out what's wrong with her. Does she have a rare genetic disease or is this Munchausen syndrome by proxy? I love how the author doesn't feed us this information and leaves us hanging until the end of the book. A few interesting read about Munchausen and the power the medical community has when they think a patient is at risk. 

Grade: 4/5

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