This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales has been optioned for film and stage. This is fantastic news. I absolutely loved this YA novel. I really can’t convey how awesome this book is. How it just hits you with its honesty. This would make a fantastic movie – and the soundtrack would be out of this world.
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, This Song Will Save Your Life is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
More information about the film and stage deal can be found on Entertainment Weekly or Variety.