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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

[review] THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE BY LEILA SALES

Book: This Song Will Save Your Life
Author: Leila Sales
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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.

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WARNING!!!
rent-review up ahead,
if you loved this book, please avert your eyes
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So what's this book about?
It's a book about self proclaimed martyr who believes that she lives the hardest life ever lived in the history of living, all without any substantial evidences whatsoever.

The main problem i had with this book (as you may have gathered) was the MC. The writing was decent, maybe even great so i might try another book from this author. The story wasn't bad, in different circumstances i would have loved the story. Also i loved the choice of music and the idea that music becomes a big part of the plot.

But the MC, oh G, so annoying!
She is baffled because she doesn't have any friends but the only two girls that decide to befriend her - she judges and despises to no end. And frankly i don't see any reason why they even bother to be nice to her, she acts like such a b***h towards them.
Her excuse FOR EVERYTHING is that she is SO very different from EVERYBODY else and that makes her so very super special! Again no evidence - just her opinion on her specialness!

Yes, she is bullied and that's so sad, lets all weep for her, but bullies didn't make her personality insufferable so, YOU SEE, its not entirely their fault.

So, this is not a special book and there is nothing to be learned from this one.
This is a book about the worst example of girl-teenagery. This is a book about a pretentious chick who feels sorry for her self.

I envy anybody who managed to pull out anything useful from this book, because all i got was a headache.

At the end of the day this was one horrible experience for me and i don't recommend it to no one.

9 comments:

  1. Eeek, I've heard a lot of good things about this one and it's really a pity that you didn't enjoy this one. I have a feeling that this won't be for me though. Bullying is a serious issue but a female lead who keeps on going on and on about how special and different she is could be problematic for me .-.

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  2. Yeah me two, i really thought this would be my cup of tee, ya know!? i love bully related stories, i get the seriousness of the issue and i love when that issue is approached maturely. this is not that kind of a book. i don't think its for you ether, i'm not recommending it! :)

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  3. Ouch, now this is not something I expected here. I have heard nothing by amazing things about this one. I do see why you didn't like it though. I don't like when a characters keeps going on about her problems and issues without even having real problems or issues, well yeah. Great review, Boyanna :)

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  4. I loved this one, but I agree with your sentiments here and completely understand them. I even mentioned in my review that I had a problem with the MC's being judgemental. Like, she didn't want to be judged for her clothes, for her tastes in music, but she would judge other people for the same things and that really rubbed me off the wrong way. I hated how she loved this particular kind of music, and thought everybody else who loved different stuff were inferior beings. Everything else was awesome but the Mc.

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  5. all this argument are true, but i'm very character oriented reader and if i don't fall for the MC the book is usually a bust for me!

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  6. :) thanks
    i know! it was unexpected for me to, i really thought i would love this one! but i figured that while i can get over a lot of bad behavior and many character flows i don't quite enjoy judgmental MCs.

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  7. there is a lesson she mentioned learning somewhere by the end, but her behavior is not changed enough to overshadow everything that happened before.
    It appears the i am one of the few that didn't loved this one, so i suggest you read it and make judgement by yourself. Maybe you'll like it better after being warned of the MC's behavior and wouldn't mind it that much.... :)

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  8. I think this is my favourite review from you... I literally want to punch this Elise in the face. I cannot stand people like her let along main characters like her!

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  9. :) thanks! (in retrospect im least proud of this one, i dont like when i let the renting runs freely, i like more coherency, anywayz...)
    Elise is horrible, wanna beat her up together!? :) we can be the bullies she despises so much in this book!

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