Jukebooks: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Elise Dembowski has been the butt of countless not-funny jokes, the guileless victim of cruel, imaginative bullies, and the woebegone teen who even fails at suicide. But something different happens when she stumbles on an underground dance club. Elise is accepted. She makes friends. And she learns how to DJ.
Author Sales has written a powerful novel that addresses issues such as bullying, the inflated cost of popularity, and release found in self-expression.
The book’s publisher, MacMillan, has compiled a thirty-one song playlist to accompany This Song Will Save Your Life. For Jukebooks, I chose one of the songs on the playlist – Rush by Big Audio Dynamite.
-Diane Colson, currently listening to Left for Dead: Surviving the Deadliest Storm in Modern Sailing History by Nick Ward, narrated by Simon Vance