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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: This Song Will Change Your Life

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

 I really want to read:


This Song Will Save Your Life
by Leila Sales
To be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
on September 17, 2013

Blurb (from Goodreads:) 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.


Why do I want to read this? 

1) I really enjoyed both of this author's prior books, Mostly Good Girls and Past Perfect.

2) The song has a playlist, and I love playlists. 

3) I attended a panel in the fall called "The Making of a YA Bestseller" and one of the panelists (an FSG Editorial Director) used this book as an example of a powerful title -- I agree! Apparently (and my notes are all scribbly, so I hope I'm reading this right) the book's original title was "Last of the International Party Girls" and then "My Suicide Playlist." But everyone involved with the book kept feeling like the title wasn't quite right. So they came up with a huge list of possible new titles and this one won out. Nice choice! And I love the cover too.


33 comments:

  1. I love music and playlists so this is being added to my TBR list. I do like My Suicide Playlist as a title too but that is kind of a downer lol

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    1. I know you do. You're so much cooler than I am….

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  2. haha when i first saw the title in your tweet i was expecting a song... but now I am definitely interested in the book (and the playlist)... ;)

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    1. LOL -- sorry that I am not offering up a song that will change your life!

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  3. I love how they highlighted love on the cover. Right now I'm waiting to read Poison.

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  4. Yes! Yes! Yes to the playlists!I mean who doesn't like playlists in book?! Great pick! I really want to pick this up!

    Happy Reading Jen!
    My WoW: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/03/waiting-on-wednesday-23-revenge-of-girl.html?m=1

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  5. I've liked both of the author's previous books so I expect I will give this one a try too.

    Thanks to Eliza Tilton, I also really liked how LOVE was highlighted-it wasn't something I had noticed upon first glance.

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    1. I know -- love that she spotted that. I missed it!

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  6. The cover looks like a word finder game. I really like how the red pops, but I had a hard time reading the title at first. And the blurb is pretty vague, but I like the sounds of her finding something to be passionate about!

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    1. I agree that the blurb doesn't give much away...

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  7. I almost picked this book for my WoW today. I really want to read this because I enjoyed Past Perfect so much. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

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  8. I literally JUST saw this book for the first time 2 minutes ago. lol It does sound really good. I haven't read this author's work before. Oh look, another book out on my birthday too. Pretty sure that makes about 354970530 out that day now. :)

    My W.O.W.

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  9. I haven't even heard of this one, Jen! How is that possible? This is so my type of book! You need to get in my ear when you hear about these type books and make sure I am fully in the know! And what an awesome cover (big-text- covering-the-front trend and all:)

    My WoW

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  10. Okay... well, now I have another book that I need to read. :)

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  11. Okay, I haven't heard of this book or the author. But it sounds really interesting. I'll definitely be looking for it in September. Thanks!

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  12. This is a new to me author but this sounds right up my alley! Thank you so much for sharing!

    My WoW

    Eva @ All Books Considered

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  13. I haven't heard of this one yet, but sounds good.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi’s WoW

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  14. I agree, the cover is phenomenal! I love what they did with the font :)
    The group of friends Elise makes sound great! I've never heard of this one before but I'm adding it to my list!

    My WoW

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  15. Hmm...is somebody trying for some WoW luck again? :P I haven't heard of this one, but I'm going to go add it to my TBR now. :)

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  16. Haven't heard of this one before but it sounds good! I actually recognise some of the songs on this playlist! ya! have to read this one now!

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  17. Sounds good! I love books where characters find a new passion that changes their lives!

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  18. I really like the premise behind this one, and I like the cover too. I feel like the title really grabs you, so yeah, they did a really good job! Fab pick, Jen! :D

    Loves,
    Megan@The Book Babe

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  19. Love the cover! This one sounds great! Do you think the character from Englad will have an accent? I just love listening to people from Europe in general. :) Added it to my tbr. Thanks for commenting on my WOW!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  20. I like the sound of this book <3

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  21. This does sound good. And they decided on a great title. :)

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  22. Ooh love this cover! And I loved Past Perfect, so this is a definite TBR add for me. Thanks for calling it to my attention! :-)

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  23. This sounds good. I love the cover!!

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  24. This is great - I agree, this title is really catching. MUCH better than the original titles you mentioned they considered!

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  25. I love books with playlists, too!! I'm going to have to check this one out. I LOVE music books! I do love that cover, too ... very unique!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Actually, knowing the previous titles adds a LOT of interest in this one for me. Looks really good!

    ~Sabrina@iheart y.a.fiction

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