This Song Will Save Your Life - YA Review by Pazao L

Reader: Pazao L
Age: 12
Title: This Song Will Save Your Life
Author: Leila Sales
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pub Date: 09/17/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: Funny. Interesting. Witty. Unique. These are some of the words that can be used to describe this book. Leila Sales wrote about something that actually matters and most people actually care and can relate to. This story was about a girl facing the hardships of high school and how she figured herself out by realizing her true talents. The author made this book, the characters, their dialogue and everything else very realistic and joyful. There were scenes that were powerful, crazy and ecstatic while it was balanced out with filler chapters. It was filled with a lot of emotions and Sales did a good job at expressing those feelings. I really recommend this book to everybody.
Memorable or Forgettable: The thing that made it very memorable for me and kept me reading was how realistic it was. I really connected to it and at one point of my life I had the feelings that Elise, the main character, had.
Cover: I really loved the cover. It was really unique and different. Instead of just having a picture that had nothing to do with it, then the title at the top or bottom like usual, the picture actually related to the DJ theme and the title was something very different. It is unexplainable. That is how awesome it is.
Age Range: 12 through 18 and up
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it
Annotation: After a try at being popular and a failed suicide attempt, she gives up until she stumbles onto the BEST underground dance party on a Thursday. That night, she also stumbles onto her first real and true friends along with how important her life is.

tags:  coming of age / ya lit

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