Hello, everyone! Today, I’m going to be reviewing This Song Will Save Your Life by the wonderful Leila Sales!
This is a spoiler free review, so enjoy!
This Song Will Save Your Life is a young adult contemporary about a girl named Elise Dembowski. Elise has a hard time making friends, and ever since she was young, she was the ‘weird one.’ 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.
This book is fantastic. I’m not a fan of contemporary, but I did enjoy reading this book. It goes far and beyond and addresses the issue that haunts everyone in high school- popularity. This isn’t the story of a girl who miraculously discovers that she is somehow popular and is now the girlfriend of the popular guy with popular friends and is abandoning her old friends blah blah blah…
You know, all the clichés.
This book is about embracing yourself and being comfortable in your own skin. Elise is mocked and bullied and teased and tries her hardest to change herself- but you are who you are and you cannot change it. We all want, no need, a little attention in life. We like being talked to, laughed with rather than at. Everyone likes friends but if you change yourself to get them, then they aren’t really your friends. The book has conveyed this beautifully.
I recommend this to absolutely everyone- especially those who are going through a hard time in high school. High school is hard. But remember- they only tease you because they aren’t like you and being different is never bad. You are special, you are unique, you are you and no one can change that. And you don’t HAVE to change that, because you’re unique and special and worth it.
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