Title: This Song Will Save Your Life
Author: Leila Sales
Publisher: PanMacmillan (2013)
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.
I devoured this book on Saturday morning while enjoying a lazy lie in. I actually only bought it because the author's latest title had such a gorgeous cover and interesting premise that I decided to just get her debut title too.
Elise is the socially awkward girl a lot of us can relate to during her high school years. She tries to fit in but kinda sucks at it. One random night, she find out about this underground club where she discovers a passion for DJing and find herself making friends and fitting in.
What I loved was that this book references alk kind of music and even has a playlist at the back. It was awesome that the author opted for classic tracks rather than lean on popular culture.
Elise is all about the music and I know a lot of the music she talks about. Which somehow made me connect more to her character.
There are some real world issues that this book touches on, but in no way are they made light of. Which makes this a read I recommend for kids who are dealing with not fitting in and cyber bullying.
All in all, I really loved this and look forward to reading Tonight the Streets are Ours, the latest by Leila Sales. Good for fans of Sarah Dessen and even Rainbow Rowell.