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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Review; This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

 

 

Book Description

All her life, Elise Dembowski has been an outsider. Starting a new school, she dreams of fitting in at last – but when her best attempts at popularity fail, she almost gives up. Then she stumbles upon a secret warehouse party. There, at night, Elise can be a different person, making real friends, falling in love for the first time, and finding her true passion – DJing. But when her real and secret lives collide, she has to make a decision once and for all: just who is the real Elise? An irresistible novel about hope, heartbreak and the power of music to bring people together. Published Sept 26th 2013
My Musings
An addictive novel with an endearing and sympathetic heroine, Elise. A lot of readers will relate to Elise's feelings of being the outsider and trying to find her place in the world. Leila Scales really captures Elise's desperation to be popular at the same time as battling with her desire to stay true to herself. She constantly feels excluded and isolated in school. By chance she discovers a secret warehouse party, new friends and the opportunity to DJ which she loves. Eloise starts  to feel accepted as well as finding her own niche. Can she juggle her double life?  
Definately had echoes of great 80's films Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club but for the modern era!
Conclusion
Great Read 4/5 Stars
About the Author

Leila Sales grew up outside Boston, USA, and graduated from the University of Chicago. Now she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works as an editor for Penguin Children’s Books.
She has a website: www.leilasales.com
Twitter @LeilaSalesBooks
Facebook: LeilaWrites.
She has published two previous novels, Mostly Good Girls and Past Perfect, which are not yet published in the UK.