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Where Words Fail, Music Speaks: Books about the Power of Music

This Song Will Save your Life
This Song Will Save your Life By Sales, Leila (Book - 2013 ) FIC S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1 on 25 copies

Annotation:Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.

The Piper's Son
The Piper's Son By Marchetta, Melina, 1965- (Book - 2011 ) FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:After his favorite uncle's violent death, Tom watches his family implode, quits school, and turns his back on music and everyone who matters.

Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park By Rowell, Rainbow (Book - 2013 ) FIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 4 on 79 copies

Annotation:Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits who bond over music -- they're smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

The Sky Is Everywhere
The Sky Is Everywhere By Nelson, Jandy (Paperback - 2011 ) FIC N and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 3 on 10 copies

Annotation:In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.

Fat Kid Rules the World
Fat Kid Rules the World By Going, K. L. (Paperback - 2004 ) FIC G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.

DJ Rising
DJ Rising By Maia, Love (Book - 2012 ) FIC M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Marley Diego-Dylan's career as "DJ Ice" is skyrocketing, but his mother's heroin addiction keeps dragging him back to earth.

Just Listen
Just Listen By Dessen, Sarah (Paperback - 2008 ) FIC D and more… All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.

How to Rock Braces and Glasses
How to Rock Braces and Glasses A Novel By Haston, Meg (Paperback - 2012 ) FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1 on 25 copies

Annotation:When popular middle schooler Kacey Simon gets glasses and braces and is rejected by her crowd, she befriends a boy who is in a punk rock band and discovers some things about friendship, relationships, and herself.

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There is a truth in the healing power of music, in life and in fiction. Authors find inspiration in music and drama in discovering who characters are and what they want. From finding their place in the world, finding out who they are, discovering what they want and falling in love. If they're lost and alone, desperate to find where they belong music is that place, that healing force to guides them back to themselves. "Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." -- Maya Angelou

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