Book Review: Megan's Way


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Megan's Way

Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Fiction
Source: Author
(We received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.)
Format: eBook
Length: 304 pages
Buy the Book: Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads):

What would you give up for the people you love?

When Megan Taylor, a single mother and artist, receives the shocking news that her cancer has returned, she'll be faced with the most difficult decision she's ever had to make. She'll endure an emotional journey, questioning her own moral and ethical values, and the decisions she'd made long ago. The love she has for her daughter, Olivia, and her closest friends, will be stretched and frayed.

Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Olivia's world is falling apart right before her eyes, and there's nothing she can do about it. She finds herself acting in ways she cannot even begin to understand. When her internal struggles turn to dangerous behavior, her life will hang in the balance.

Megan's closest friends are caught in a tangled web of deceit. Each must figure out how, and if, they can expose their secrets, or forever be haunted by their pasts.


Our Thoughts:

We both (Jenny and I) read this book for review. We were going to do our own separate thoughts, but the more we discussed the book, the more we realized that our thoughts aligned on the book and how we felt about it.

Megan's Way is a tear jerker, no way around it. So if you read it, be prepared to have a box of kleenex next to you.

Megan is a single mother (to Olivia) and is dying of cancer.  Their mother/daughter relationship was incredibly close, and some of the dialogue felt almost unnatural between the two of them. Olivia doesn't appear to act like a typical 14 year old in that she doesn't seem to have any friends besides her mom. 

She was also incredibly whiny towards her mother, but this is mostly due to the fact that her mother is in fact dying and not saying anything to her about it.

We also felt like some of the scenes were very drawn out and overly long, thus dragging out the sadness.

What really kept us reading was the mystery surrounding Olivia's father.  As the book progressed it became clear that there were a lot of secrets between the friends and a lot of unexpected twists.

Our Rating:

 Enjoyed this book but most likely wouldn't re-read it.

1 comment on "Book Review: Megan's Way"

Mrs. Pancakes wrote: July 20, 2011 at 7:03 AM

This sounds like a good read:-)


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