July 11, 2013

This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila Sales

This Song Will Save Your LifeThis Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I read This Song Will Save Your Life, I was prepared for music. What I was not prepared for was a full-body immersion into the world of late-night clubbing and DJing. As a life-long nerd, I can honestly say that this was never my scene, per se, although I DO love music. Very, very much. And so I related easily to Elise and her emotional connection to the music and the DJ scene she discovers.

Elise is a girl with troubles. She's struggled her who life to find her place--and that's a common enough trope in YA. What's different about this story is how proactive and brave Elise is, even in making the wrong decisions. I couldn't help but read on to find out what would happen to Elise in the end. Would she really stay with Char, the uber-cool warehouse DJ? Or when her skills surpass his, would she find a way to own her own success for the very first time?

While it takes a while to warm up to Elise (thus my 4.5 star rating), her observations about the world and her place in it are compelling and honest, and the journey is nothing short of exciting and quickly-paced. Highly recommend, especially if you, too, have music in your blood.

View all my reviews

5 comments:

  1. Been seeing a lot of music related books lately. Kinda neat. Not that I can play any instrument, I have terrible rhythm. Interesting to find one about DJs. I always love a new spin on things <--get it? Spin? okay I'll stop....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG, you made me laugh so hard I snorted.

      Delete
  2. Like Erin, I'm pleased to see that music is becoming a worthy story topic. Thanks for the review.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I, too, have noticed the trend of music-related plots. Quite a few in the last year or so, and more coming, it seems. I also read and LOVED The Disenchantments, which is about high-schoolers on their band's road-trip over the summer.

      Delete
  3. Well music is a one thing, which is loved by everyone; Music is a one thing which makes us relaxed and peaceful. That’s why in wedding, also we see wedding bands, which makes the environment of wedding more memorable.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...