Published by Macmillan on September 17th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
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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, Leila Sales' THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
AH. THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK. Okay, I got it at a book sale, and I honestly have never heard of it before that. Then, it seems like the moment I got this book, my Twitter feed started BOOMING up with all talks of This Song Will Save Your Life. Since then, I got really excited about reading this book, but never getting around to it, because if you know me, you would know that my TBR shelf is huuuuge. So when I finally got around to reading this book, I was like AHHHHHHHH. But okay HAHAH review time.
This book was all kinds of amazing, and what I loved about it was that it actually gets me. The way this book was written was in the perspective of a girl who never fit in. She tried so hard, she changed the way she acted, the way she dressed, the way she talked. But people seemed to just not like her, no matter what she did. Until one night she stumbled upon an old warehouse, where a party was happening. There, she realised that there was one thing she was really good at: DJ-ING. That totally made me more excited to read the book, because I have never read any book about being a DJ before, and it’s really awesome. Also, this book addresses the problems that every teenager is bound to feel, because really, which teenager wouldn’t like to fit in. There was romance in this book, but not the contemporary kind. Why not? Because you will learn to dislike the guy in this book. Well, I know I do HAHA. I think that’s the way the story goes, the guy was supposed to be unlikeable. But yeah, I really do like the main character, Elise. The way the story was told, there were times when I’m just like “HEY, I used to think of that too.” or “Hey, I did that before, I so know how it feels.” It’s kinda nice to read a book that you can relate to, because you sometimes get to learn life tips.
So, for whoever that thinks they don’t fit in anywhere, READ THIS.