Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales *Interview & Giveaway*

Posted October 14, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review , , / 1 Comment

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Review: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales *Interview & Giveaway*This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Published by Straus and Giroux (BYR) on September 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
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Also by this author: Tonight the Streets Are Ours

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.

Hey everyone, while we were at ATBF last month we had the pleasure of sitting down with Leila Sales for an interview.  She’s so stinkin’ cute, and so much fun to talk with.  Check below the review for a look at our interview, and below that is a chance to win an signed copy of her book, This Song Will Save Your Life.


I was in a complete reading slump before I read this.  I asked the hubby what to read next out of a selection of books.  He told me to read This Song Will Save Your Life because of my love for music, and that it would hopefully get me back on track with reading.  He was so right.  This book was exactly what I needed.

Elise is a very realistic character.  She wants to be popular, but things aren’t going the way she wants them to.  She takes a drastic step to get get her noticed, except it’s not in the way she wanted.  She manages to deal with the scrutiny from that decision, and although I don’t agree with the fact that she picks up lying easily, she picks up the pieces of her life.  I love Vicky, she’s an amazing person, and so incredibly accepting, with no questions asked.  Char is witty, but also very self-centered.

I loved everything about this book.  It’s fun, witty, and deals with some serious topics.  I also love how the family dynamic.  Both parents are in her life, and I love that Elise has a close relationship with her siblings.  The song quotes above each chapter fit with what happens within.  It’s always fun to find characters that are music enthusiasts, it helps me to find “new to me” music.

All in all, I think everyone should read this.





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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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