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Musings: This Book Will Save Your Life

It's not a secret that during my initial days on this earth, I wasn't very good at life. I struggled to fit in. I didn't get the other kids and I doubt they understood me. I have more recollections of enemy encounters than friendships from my school days. The one thing that did help me and I believe saved me, was reading. 

My sister was a bookworm. I followed in her footsteps. 

My obsession with fairy tales began from quite an early age. I knew the stories for Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince and Rapunzel like the back of my hand. I watched the Disney movies dubbed in Hindi on the television (and got a little disappointed). 

Next on my list was the Enid Blyton. I have been on countless adventures with the Famous Five, the Five Find-Outers, the Secret Seven. I have dreamed of going to a boarding school like Malory Towers and St. Claire's. 

I grew up and turned my attention to what I thought should be next on my list. I read Pride and Prejudice, Little Women…

Book Review: This Song Will Save Your Life

About the Book: 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, Leila Sales' THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

About the Author: Leila Sales is the author of the novels Mostly Good Girls and Past Perfect. She grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Chicago. Much like the characters in This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila regularly stays up too late and listens to…