This song will save your life



Author: Leila Sales

ebook, 288 pages

Published: September 17,2013

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)IMG_20151126_223635
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.
Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know your self very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.

Be yourself. Just a simple sentence but in reality it was really, really hard. Just how Elise Dembowski did–portraying to be somebody else to love and like her in an instant, but still it didn’t end well. Other people think she was weird, no friends and all of the people except her parents avoided her. But one thing change her life after all–it was her love for the music.This song will save your life by Leila Sales gave me a deeper understanding to the character of Elise. Her struggles, her fears, her pain and her low self-esteem. Step by step she managed to face it all because of the help of her parents, closest friends and especially herself.

This book also applies to all the major problems facing a teenager today. The first one is having a broken family. We didn’t have the power to stop this kind of situation, but it really affects the children they have. Without proper support and love for both parents, the child will grow having a low self-esteem and sometimes aloof. Second, the bullying. Until now, it was still a real issue to all of us. This kind of harassment doesn’t end and it always causes a physical and emotional effect to the one who suffer this kind of situation. Proper attention to this kind of issue will end this kind of problem and it will help alot especially to all the teenagers. These two scenarios were the major issues that embarked in this story that I really assessed and understands.

Leila Sales writes this book very well from the music until to the issues she tackles and it really compliments to each other that result a very good story. I was really fascinated how the story start and end with something, and how it gave a mark to each lesson of this book. The characters, the storyline, the issues, all in all it gives a mark not inside my brain but also inside my heart. This was really an impact to me (obviously) and when I appreciated this one, I hope you too.

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