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A powerful coming-of-age story about an outsider who finds
herself when she enters the underground music

"Very much of the moment.” ―The New
York Times

"If you’re a music junkie who also loves YA,
read it alongside Len Vlahos’s The Scar Boys or Rainbow Rowell’s
Eleanor & Park
.” ―Janet Geddis, Avid Bookshop
gets everything right
.” ―

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

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny
voice, Leila Sales' This Song Will Save Your Life powerful young
adult coming of age novel is an exuberant story about identity,
friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

Praise for This Song Will Save Your

“The emotional resonance of Elise's journey . . .
feels very much of the moment.” ―The New York

“Heartbreaking, heartfelt, and eventually heart-lifting,
this YA novel is one I won’t soon forget. If you’re a music junkie who
also loves YA, read it alongside Len Vlahos’s The Scar Boys or
Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park.” ―Janet Geddis, Avid

“Pulsates with hope for all the misfits.” ―Kirkus
, starred review

“Readers will be
fascinated and touched by the first-person voice because of what is
roiling beneath it. . . .
Teens will connect with [Elise]
viscerally.” ―Booklist, starred review

“Sales gets
everything right.” ―

“A wild, witty, funny, thumping good
read.” ―Adele Griffin, two-time National Book Award Finalist

and irresistible. If this book were a song, I’d have it on repeat with
the volume all the way up.” ―Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We
Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)

“A perfect harmony of
laugh-out-loud moments, heartbreak, and hope.” ―Eileen Cook, author of
Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

“A vibrant, powerful dance
party of a novel.” ―Jess Rothenberg, author of The Catastrophic
History of You and Me

“A remarkable story about the power of
truth, friendship, and music―to transform us, to inspire us, to guide us
back to who we are.” ―Rebecca Serle, author of When You Were

“A sweet, funny story about finding yourself in a crowd,
owning your talents, and rocking out on the dance floor of life.”
―Madeleine George, author of The Difference Between You and

A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
A BuzzFeed
Best YA Book of the Year

A CCBC Choice

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Leila Sales

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