This Song Will Save Your Life
by Leila Sales
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Synopsis: You think it's so easy to change yourself. You think it's so easy, but it's not.
Elise Dembowski is not afraid of a little hard work. In fact, she embraces it. All her life, she's take on big, all-encompassing projects. When she's fifteen, she embarks on the biggest, and most important, project of them all: becoming cool. Except she fails. Miserably. And everything falls to pieces.
Now, if possible, Elise's social life is even worse than it was before. Until she stumbles into an underground dance club and opens the door to a world she never knew existed. An inside-out world where, seemingly overnight, a previously uncool high school sophomore can become the hottest new DJ sensation. Elise finally has what she's always wanted: acceptance, friendship, maybe even love. Until the real world threatens to steal it all away.
from the book jacket
Review: This book was a fast and easy read but not one that stands out. There was too much in this book that just fell into place too easily and some things were just not explained well. We don't know why Elise is bullied and picked on. She doesn't seem that uncool to me. Elise is quite down on her life at one point and the next time we see her time has passed and she seems to be coping OK. I just didn't think that was realistic. I also didn't think that what happened to Elise at the underground dance club was realistic either. Perhaps I was looking at this book in a too analytic way and perhaps I'm not young enough to really appreciate this book.
Rating: 3 stars