The characters in this novel are so well drawn and I was completely sucked in by Elise's emotional journey. It captures adolescence and the messy path to self-acceptance perfectly. I have never been one to frequent discotheques, but I enjoyed learning about this subculture and the world of DJs. Elise's narrative voice brings lightness and humor to a heavy subject.
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
8th & up
Tags: character driven, contemporary fiction, family life, friendship, issues fiction, mental illness, romance