Now Quoting: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Hi guys! I decided to bring back a feature I started a while ago, Now Quoting. This week I will be spotlighting the book This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales, which is an amazingly written and extremely powerful novel. I read it over a month ago and it still gives me chills whenever I think about it because of all the gorgeous quotes this book has to offer. I originally rated it 4 stars, but I’m thinking about moving it up to 4.5 or even 5 stars because of the long-lasting affect it had on me. This book dealt beautifully with some darker themes such as bullying, suicide, acceptance, and mental illness, but there were also some fun scenes about things like first love, music, growing up, and that strange, fiery thing we call passion.

Also: In the past I’ve featured multiple quotes with each of my posts, but I decided to do just one this time. Hopefully this will give me a better chance to explain how/why this quote really affected and resonated with me.

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I thought this quote was really interesting because it shows how such a huge part of who we are and how we identify ourselves comes from one thing: passion. I’m not a huge music person, but this quote really made me appreciate people who are music fans because I’ve experienced a similar type of passion for other things in life. This book particularly resonated with me because it shows how deeply people can be affected by their greatest passions. For Elise, the protagonist, this passion was music. Music changed her life in a way that she could never imagine, and it may have even saved her life. For me, this passion was books.

This post has gotten a bit rambly, and I apologize for that, but I think you understand the general idea. Anyway, I hoped you enjoyed it!

Have you read This Song Will Save Your Life? What did you think about it? Would you agree with my analysis of my chosen quote, and what would you add to it? What books have you read recently that you’ve found particularly quotable?



5 thoughts on “Now Quoting: This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

  1. I haven’t read this book but I also think this quote is interesting. What music people listen to and which music people particularly enjoy listening to can definitely tell us things about someone or confirm/change our perception of them. I agree with you about the passion thing, because that is what it all comes down to, right? People’s passions, both public and private, can reveal a lot of important things about them.

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  2. This post was particularly well written Paige. I am looking forward to reading some of your short stories soon! Uncle John

    Sent from my iPad



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