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This Song Will Save your Life

Sales, Leila (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.
Authors: Sales, Leila
Title: This song will save your life
Publisher: New York :, Farrar Straus Giroux,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 276 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A novel" --Book jacket
Summary: Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.
ISBN: 0374351384
9780374351380
Statement of Responsibility: Leila Sales
Subject Headings: Suicide Fiction Disc jockeys Fiction Schools Fiction High schools Fiction Popularity Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Suicide
Disc jockeys
Schools
High schools
Popularity
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012050408
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276p. Gr. 9-12
Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, 16-yr-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.

Elise Dembowski has never done things half-heartedly. When she was eight years old she built her own dollhouse, at fifteen she is even more ambitious - Elise has decided she'll make herself cool. Except she doesn’t; if anything Elise makes her life even worse. She’s the girl eating her lunch ... Read More »


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Jul 28, 2014
  • dcoolman15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I hope there is a sequel!

Jul 02, 2014
  • sdegnan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked and disliked this book. I'm glad I read it, the book wasn't bad. But I got bored while reading it, so I didn't continue. A week or two later, I started reading it again and I finished it. Like I said, I'm glad I read it but it's not one of my favorites.

Jun 28, 2014
  • liza98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. It was so emotional and indepth that it made you connect the the main character in ways you never thought you would

Jun 22, 2014
  • afry882 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is one of the most relatable books for teens that I have read in a while. It deals with tough subjects of suicide, fitting in and cyber bullying in a moving, insightful, inspiring and often comedic way. I highly recommend this book!

Jun 14, 2014
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm not even sure where to begin. Elise is so real and suffers from such a painful combination of self-scrutiny, naivety about others, and deep convictions about what's really important in life and who is really on her side, half of which are wrong--I was rooting for her so hard from the very start and I couldn't look away until the very end, though I flinched pretty hard several times along the way. A great read.

Nov 08, 2013
  • steph1068 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Elise really is so self-aware, so clear on how she feels and why...I can see where being in high school can kind of screw with that - make you think that you need to look a certain way, act a certain way...She tries to fit in, but I don't think she tries very hard, because who really wants to be someone they're not? She finally finds something she's good at, makes some new friends, finds a guy (who's a douchebag, but that's later), and starts to figure out that she has a place in the world, and she's comfortable there. Most of her observations and sentiments are spot on, though some of her interactions with her family seem to be her pretending to be someone else. I thought it was a really decent book.

"Sixteen-year-old Elise feels like she was "born to be unpopular" - she's always been a failure at fitting in. A few months after surviving a suicide attempt, she stumbles onto Start, an underground dance club, where she finds music and friends who actually make her feel like she belongs. She also meets Char, a talented (and cute) DJ, who - between kisses - helps Elise develop her own skill for DJing. But can Elise hold on to her newfound confidence even when her past mistakes catch up to her? Real, raw, and moving, this music-infused story of self-discovery "pulsates with hope for all the misfits" (Kirkus Reviews)." Teen Scene November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=695748

Nov 03, 2013
  • Grace200016 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

IT`S WORTH IT PPL!BELIEVE ME IT`S GOOD!

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Jun 21, 2014
  • GreenElephantGirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 14, 2014
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 16, 2013
  • Reading_Teen_Librarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don't know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn't you. That isn't you at all." -- Elise Dembowski

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