This Song Will Save Your Life (Hardcover)

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Elisa has always taken on all-encompassing projects. This time, it’s all about fitting in at school – and she fails miserably. But she stumbles into an underground nightclub, finds people who accept her, and a passion for DJ-ing. Poignant and honest, this is about finding out who you are, who you can be – and the power of music. (Angela)

Description


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.

About the Author


Leila Sales is the author of the novels Mostly Good Girls and Past Perfect. She grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Chicago. Much like the characters in This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila regularly stays up too late and listens to music too loud. When she’s not writing, she spends her time thinking about sleeping, kittens, chocolate, and the meaning of life. But mostly chocolate. Leila lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York, and works in children's book publishing.

Praise for This Song Will Save Your Life…


*"Pulsates with hope for all the misfits." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"What sets this apart from so many problem novels is how honestly and deeply

Sales probes the life of a miserable 16-year-old, from her cringe-worthy attempt at “learning” how to be popular to the observational, rather than emotional, look at what it feels like to be with a guy." -- Booklist, starred review

Product Details ISBN-10: 0374351384
ISBN-13: 9780374351380
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 09/17/2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 12
Maximum Age: 17
Minimum Grade Level: 7th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 12th Grade