In the end “This song will save your life” is the usual coming of age novel that teaches how it’s important to be fine with ourselves overcoming other people opinion.
Elise always feels that she does not belong: at the theatre course, at school, on the bus she does not feel at ease and she is the bullies target.
The discover of an underground club and of an unexpected talent will slowly bring her towards people with similar interests and to like again life.
The novel deals with a quite standard theme in the genres, and going from the past to the present it keeps the reader interested; maybe a bit naive the situation at school: nearly everyone hates Elise without particular reason (and she is the target of any kind of bully) the characters meet at Start are more believable in being particular.
I also liked the absence of a canonical love story replaced with a less romantic but more realistic one coherent with the described characters.
* This song will save your life by Leila Sales ★★★★☆
*I read this book in English