Oh, hi! Remember me, and the way I like to tell you about books I love? Well, I’m here to tell you that THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales pretty much rocked my weekend.
Because I loved it. I loved this book so much I should marry it.
“Let’s go down to the pier,” husband said.
“One more chapter,” I said, snuggling deeper into the sheets of my cozy bed.
This book made me laugh and broke my heart all at once. Also, it’s packed with a kickass soundtrack (any book that shouts out to “Teenage Kicks” by The Undertones will have my heart forever).
It’s the story of social outcast, Elise Dembowski, who, close to giving up altogether, randomly finds herself at a warehouse party called Start. Here, she meets a hip DJ who shows her the ropes and a trusted friend who embraces all her eccentricity. A love of DJing gives Elise newfound purpose and an understanding of the power of music.
I loved being in this world even though I have practically zero experience with clubs like Start. The closest I’ve come to going to something like that was the time I wore orange tights and green creepers to one of those pseudo-raves called Romper Room at the San Diego Sports Arena. Although I was of age, I didn’t have an I.D. because I didn’t drive, and it took about 30 minutes of begging and pleading with a big, buff doorman to get inside.
I finally did get inside.
If my experience had been as cool as Elise Dembowski’s, I might’ve gone back.