An honest romance and an empowering book about bullying –from the author of the City Love trilogy Noelle’s life is all about survival. Even her best. Keep Holding On. by Susane Colasanti. For Noelle, being constantly bullied at school is just one of the many problems stacking up in her life. High school junior Noelle is growing up in poverty with a neglectful mother. At school she is the target of bullies who tease her about her sad.

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She creates a story that pulls you in with Noelle’s voice, and then emotionally grabs at you either from things you’ve personally dealt with as a reader when you were a teen, or it will grab at you because you’re dealing with it now or know someone who is.

I wish she could’ve been my science teacher. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Second Chance Oj it on, colaswnti it in, give it a second life.

Jul 18, Rachel Finney rated it really liked it. She’s an immensely strong willed person to have kept herself together the way she did. Noelle is a year-old girl who has a very tough life; she comes from a poor family.


She’s disgusted with her life. She lives in New York City.

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Well, when she sees another student being bullied, she does the same thing. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I didn’t buy it. Start reading Keep Holding On on your Kindle in under a minute. I think teens struggling with being bullied will connect with the story. Bullying is often about the internal and the external, how those around you can affect what’s inside you, and I think Susane told this brilliantly.

She read this book in about 3 days, which is a very good clip for her. But now this review is turning into a rant and I didn’t mean for that to happen.

Sherae was the best friend we all want, I’m so in love with Simon lit mag editor?! I hodling high school. Especially when the events in the story feel unbelievable.

colwsanti Videos Keep Holding On was featured on the morning news! She made my heart break and gave my goosebumps by seeing her finally stand up for herself. Noelle is a kid who has had it pretty rough.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Her situation colaeanti, but all I knew was her situation sucked. In a way, that was hypocritical on her part. I am just not sure that things get better while still in high school. Colasantu people make fun of her anyway, for eating things like a lettuce sandwich or a mayo and mustard sandwich that clearly indicate she has nothing else to bring.


But the after-school-special-like feel of the book, pulled me out of the story occasionally.

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This book was so real that it plagued me like the bubonic. I wanted to love this book because of it’s great premise,but I felt that it didn’t hold enough promise of hope on the issues and problems that needed much care and attention.

Noelle is made fun of at lunch for eating lettuce sandwiches because her mother doesn’t bring home many groceries once she uses up her allotted food stamps. A digital copy of this book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley for review.

On really bad days, I would try to find that glimmer of hope. The few people who don’t fit into this mold are harassed. Noelle trusts her enough to confide in her about her living situation but not to ask for a tampon?