Friday, November 1, 2013
This Song Will Save Your Life
Elise struggle with making friends, never feeling like she fits in. She is picked on by girls at school, and after a botched suicide attempt on her part, endures even more harassment, this time on-line.
Yet, when she comes across a warehouse party late one night as she walks around town (a solitary ritual that she enjoys), Elise is transformed from someone everyone bullies, into a DJ with talent. Elise finally has a feeling of belonging, and even of first love. Yet, the girls she goes to school with are out to destroy her, continuing to post things on a blog they created from Elise's perspective.
Although Elise's troubles may have been a bit extreme, I remember from my own high school days the trauma of finding a friend to sit with in the lunch room, and a group to call my own. Sales has nailed it with her ability to convey what it feels like to want to fit in, and the thrill of finding your niche.