This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Age Group: Young Adult
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.
Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
My Thoughts: I really liked Past Perfect by Sales so I was excited to read This Song Will Save Your Life. And I enjoyed it, alot.
We are introduced to Elise who is pretty unpopular. She tries to be popular, she really does. She studies magazines, she looks at the latest clothes, she even buys them to fit in. And yet, still nobody really notices her. She goes to school, goes between her parents houses and nobody really cares about her. She’s just “around.” She gets sick of this. She hates that way she feels. She finally does something that changes everything. But in the process, it also changes how her family sees her.
One day she is out walking during the night like she does a lot of nights. It clears her mind, and she stumbles upon something awesome! And underground dance club. She ends up meeting two other girls and gets invited in. This changes her world right then and there.
She becomes entranced in the music, she knows where she finally belongs. And, she finally finds something she is good at and enjoys. DJing!!!
This one was sweet! It was cute! And yes, there is a love interest even though I really wasn’t too fond of him. His name was Char and I wanted her with someone else throughout the whole story. Char just wasn’t the one for me.
I loved how Elise realized so many things during this book. I loved her personality. I loved how even though she never felt like she belonged, she finally found something that made her feel that way.
I just loved Elise and her new friend from the club. I loved the way she saw the world. And I really enjoyed this one all throughout the story. I even really liked her parents, her dad was pretty cool. I even was satisfied with the ending!
Overall: I really enjoyed it! Loved the characters, loved the plot, it was a wonderful summer read. Would be great for fall too! Awesome story! This one is probably more of a 4.5 cupcakes for me!
Cover: Like it! It fits since she has earphones on! Also like the colors.
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