This Song Will Save Your Life

Leila Sales

Ages 12+
10 October 2013
288 pages


This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales is an irresistible novel about hope, heartbreak and the power of music to bring people together.

All her life, Elise Dembowski has been an outsider. Starting a new school, she dreams of fitting in at last – but when her best attempts at popularity fail, she almost gives up. In a cry for help, she self-harms, and when news of that gets around school, things get even worse for Elise.

But then she stumbles upon a secret warehouse party. There, at night, Elise can be a different person, making real friends, falling in love for the first time, and finding her true passion – DJing.

But when her real and secret lives collide, she has to make a decision once and for all: just who is the real Elise?

'This book spoke to me on so many levels. I wish I’d had it as a teen' – Marissa Meyer, author of Heartless