Today Dee from Wrapped Up In Reading is sharing ➜ THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales
In 2013 I read a book that I’ll never forget. It’s a YA book that talks about suicide, and how music saved the life of the MC.
I wrote this review (below) years ago, and reading now I find the writing style very amateurish but I didn’t want to change it because I still feel the same way about this book. And for the sake of my blog I hope I’ve gotten better at writing reviews since then, but is nice to go back and see those reviews who come from the heart and we’re written without the pleasure of a deadline.
****** 6++ Compelling Stars ******
I stumbled upon this book on GR and it caught my attention because of my love and obsession with music; while researching about it I read a review that instantly made me want to buy it. This wasn’t just an assessment about the story it was more of a confession and it was so special that I decided in that moment, that I would buy the hardcover of This Song Will Save Your Life out of admiration and appreciation for that courageous reader who shared her pain and her emotions with the world in hopes to help others. I honestly never expected to connect with this book so much myself and I truly believe anybody could benefit from it. with this book so much myself and I truly believe anybody could benefit from it.
Elise is a teenager who has been dealing with bullies since pre-school only because she is very unique. She has tried everything to fit in because she’s tired of being invisible, but nothing has really worked, and the cruelty of her classmates have no bounds. Desperate for a little attention Elise makes a terrible decision that will ultimately be the key to the door into the light that will save her life.
Elise likes to take long walks at night and in one of her treks she discovers a place full of music, and cool, and accepting people. With that comes a new opportunity to be whoever she wants to be. She loves going to “Start” and hanging out with Vicky, Pippa, Mel and Char. The DJ of this nightclub is a very charming boy named Char and he gives Elise the chance to learn how to DJ. She loves music more than anything and this girl is so smart that she always exceeds at anything she puts her mind into, and this new connection with lyrics will lead her to accept and embrace who she really is, as well as to forgive those who’ve hurt her. She also learns that no matter who we are, or what we look like, deep inside we all seek the same things, love and acceptance.
We all have something that we wish we could change about ourselves, and we all have hurt or gotten hurt by others and sometimes making us feel like no matter what we do nothing is never enough. Some people take it harder than others and this book represents that link between us all and the powerful message that no matter how bad things feel, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, the secret is to never give up. Keep going and believe passionately that is okay to be who you are.
This Song Will Save Your Life is more than a great book, is a lesson, one that you will get to experience through Elise’s journey into freedom because the truth is we are our own worst enemies and we can’t give the power to those who try to break us.
Read this book and share it with others because This Song Could Save Your Life
PS. This book comes pack with extraordinary music, especially those great songs from one of my favorite bands ever- The Cure.
THE RECOMMENDED BOOK
Connect with Wrapped Up In Reading:
Blog | Facebook | Twitter
Click the image to see all the book recommendations.