Combining the love for music we covered in Eleanor & Park with the outcast feeling of FanGirl and the feels of a John Green novel and we end up with This Song Will Save Your Life (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15777621-this-song-will-save-your-life) by Leila Sales as our May selection. (Poll winner & Vote winner in April meeting)
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.
Note - a reminder to please change your RSVP if you don't think you'll be able to make it - last month we had a record number of No Shows and had people on the waiting list who could have come.
I'm taking suggestions for books for the fall - add your thoughts on the discussion board (http://www.meetup.com/Young-at-Heart-Book-Club/messages/boards/) or email me or leave a comment.
Arrive early to grab a snack or a drink and visit with the group. We are usually upstairs by the cooking school. Our discussion will start promptly at 7:30 and we'll wrap it up at 9:00.
Looking forward to seeing you then.
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