Waiting On…This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine!

This week I’m waiting on…

Title This Song Will Save Your Life
Author Leila Sales
Pages 288 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Music, Romance
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
To Be Published September 17th, 2013
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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’ve been eager to read Leila Sales’s novel ever since I first head of it, and my anticipation has only increased over the past couple of months as a few lucky bloggers received and read advanced reader copies and told me all about how wonderful it is. Music has always been an extremely important part of my own life, and Elise’s desperate struggle to find a place where she belongs is something I’m sure we can all relate to. I’m intrigued by the fact that it’s set within the club and/or DJ subculture, a world I know admittedly very little about, but about which I’ve always been curious. Thankfully, with the release set for September 17th, 2013 there isn’t very long to wait now! I think it’s safe to say that I will be purchasing this book as soon as humanely possible.

15 responses to “Waiting On…This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales”

  1. Yay, you don’t have to wait too long !
    This is on my tbr list already and I was very intrigued when i first heard about it. Me and my boyfriend actually met because of music so music is definitely an important aspect of my life. Nice to see a different genre/style instead of typical country.
    Great WOW !
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  2. I read this one a couple of weeks ago and was surprised by how much I liked it because I initially had difficulty connecting with the main character. It was a wonderful surprise and it definitely lives up to all the praise.
    I hope you’ll enjoy it when you get to read it!
    Happy reading! 🙂

    Nick – My WoW
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  3. Kaitlin says:

    I would like to read this one too! I love a good YA contemporary book with music in it.
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  4. Jen says:

    This book has literally gotten only rave reviews, I don’t recall seeing a SINGLE bad review for this book. It sounds like profound and uplifting, and I just can’t wait for its release! Awesome pick, Jen!
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  5. I’ve never heard of this book or author but the book blurb sounds interesting. I love laugh out loud stories so I hope this book will make you do exactly that.

    Debbie – Here’s my WoW Pick
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  6. Jess says:

    Very excited about this one as well! I loved that Leila Sales also recently said that the movie The Way Way Back is essentially another version of this story.
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  7. The title alone captures my attention. Will be checking this out. Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my Wednesday post.

    Michelle, The Escapist.
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  8. VeganYANerds says:

    I hope you get a copy of this soon! I got a copy of BEA and a friend I was with read it that day and said it was SO good 🙂
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  9. Mandi Kaye says:

    I hadn’t even heard of this one yet! But it does sound fantabulous. Definitely going to the top of my list! Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Andi says:

    I actually just read this book this past weekend. It was fantastic!
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  11. Kim says:

    I’m waiting on this one, too! I’ve heard so many good things.

    See what else I’m waiting on.
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  12. Olena says:

    This one is on my list as well. The best part is that it is coming out next month! So excited. 🙂 Great pick.
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  13. Krystianna says:

    I definitely think that this one sounds pretty good too! I’m usually not a contemporary fan, but I’m really interested in this one. I love the cover too! The font and the headphones and just ahh! Gorgeous. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Kate says:

    I was lucky to get an ARC of this – it’s so fantastic. I think you’ll love it!
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  15. Oh my gosh, this book is SOOOOO good! Seriously, it’s utterly fantastic and I really hope you love love love love it when you read it!
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