Review: This Song Will Save Your Life

Posted October 9, 2014 in 3 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!


This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Where did I get it?

BookOutlet of course! Buy it here.


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.


I kind of like this cover. It’s a typical cover with a twist. I also love how the text is displayed.

Initial Thoughts

At the beginning of this book there’s talk about suicide. This may seem harsh but I have 0 tolerance for suicide. I think it’s pathetic and only cowards do it. Being medically diagnosed with depression makes it more reasonable but I still can’t stand it. It’s just a cry for attention, especially when you don’t succeed. Don’t judge me for this! I understand why some people do it but it’s still NOT ok!

Anyways, when this book started out with it I immediately got a little worried. I didn’t want to read a book about a pathetic teenage girl who hates her life because she has no friends. Nope not for me.  But then the character realized how she just wanted attention and I had a little more faith in the book from there.

My New BFF

I mostly liked Elise. I didn’t like her because I’m not a believer in people who CAN’T make friends. I believe that if you try hard enough you will make friends, I don’t care who you are. Maybe I have so many issues because I didn’t relate to her as much as a lot of people did. The only think I really related to was her passion. The whole no friends thing I didn’t get and I’m not a “popular” person. I guess I’m just good at making friends.

My Crush

There wasn’t really a love interest in this book. There was only one guy character that was talked about at all. This is a romantic book if that’s what you’re looking for.

Writing Style

I was pleasantly surprised with the writing in this book. I’d say that it’s the only reason I gave it a good review. Because even though I couldn’t relate to the characters I still found myself enjoying the story.

Closing Thoughts

My feelings go both ways for this book. It was good, but I felt like I couldn’t relate to any of the characters. That’s important for a good book. I would recommend it to everyone though, especially teenagers who are trying to figure themselves out. I’m sorry if I offended anyone in this review, these are just my feelings towards these subjects. I’m a pretty straight forward person. I loved that djing was the topic covered in this book. It was new and fun to learn about!


“That’s the problem with life. You never get enough time to stare at your ceiling and try to figure out what’s going on.”

3 out of 5 stars


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