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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As for the characters, I loved Noelle. A scene where a couple of girls ambush Noelle at the bus stop and shoot paintballs colaasnti her.

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It was terrible her mother neglected her, and I understand the hplding she felt but, still her expectations reminded me of the book Coraline. Set up a giveaway. I won’t judge her, though. In fact he likes her for being different from the rest of the school full of kids to afraid to stand out.

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I guess it was entertaining enough but i just hate how weak the main character is. While I think there are people who might appreciate the thematic that Colasanti builds within Noelle’s situation without necessarily questioning some of the transitional points that the book takes, I couldn’t overlook them because it threw me out of the book quite a few times as it went on. In the end, the messages of not backing down, seeking help, reaching out to friends and teachers, not giving up and not surrendering power to bullies are excellent ones.

I feel like Sherae’s issue, which is serious, gets glossed over in favor of Noelle’s issues. I didn’t have it as bad as Noelle. One of the strongest parts of Keep Holding On is Noelle’s relationship with mother, a typically proper noun that in this case is notably not capitalized.


B I have to say I had seen some great reviews of this and was really looking forward to a gritty read. Her mother treats her horribly, neglects to buy her the things she needs deodorant, feminine hygiene products, clothes, etc. Overall, this book was just okay. When you are not afraid, you can change the world.

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But you can never escape reality. Things don’t work out right; they turn upside-down; colors degrade to black; brightness fades to a dimmer white; what was holfing a promise is now a dread. Her doubts, insecurities and pain were crystal clear and left my gut wrenching. I was mad that they didn’t stand up for themselves. It operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1. The goal of the Born This Way Foundation is to challenge meanness and cruelty by inspiring young people to create a support system in their respective communities.

She was so wrapped up in her own little self-centred world, that not once did she realise what was going on in front of her. I didn’t have it as bad as her, but still, there were times where I would be reading and nodding my head, saying, “yep, I’ve been there before.

Noelle lives in a town where everyone has money, except Noelle and her mother. Even though hoding list makes the novel sound like a tear-breaker, Keep Holding On is so much more. Slowly, she gains the courage to stand up for herself, her fellow victims, and even faces her own mother. She made my ekep break and gave my goosebumps by seeing her finally stand up for herself.

I’m not sure I’m saying that correctly susanne what I mean is that it’s inevitable for you to start questioning things when you’re reading. Most of all, the good things that happened to her was pure hoding.

The thing was, I never bought the explanation for why her mother didn’t buy her tampons. And I hate that so much. If they got hungry at night, they’d have to do something like heat up a can of tomato sauce.


Her mother doesn’t care about Noelle and neglects her. I suswne also nicknamed “laundry girl” by my mom because that was my chore. To ask other readers questions about Keep Holding Onplease sign up. Good luck was on her side but I keep thinking, what ln she didn’t have that good luck? That’s the feeling I want my readers to take away from this book. Apr ssuane, Amanda Good Choice Reading rated it it was ok. I was even bullied by a teacher who made it a point to humiliate me.

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The neglect leads to serious grooming problems and this causes her to be susabe bully target at school. National Domestic Violence Hotline — thehotline.

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Part of me felt total sympathy for her, while the other part wanted to admonish her on several occasions. So, there’s really not much much else to jolding about this book, except that it’s an important one. She’s done with being tormented. It’s eye opening, moving, and inspiring. She’s an immensely strong willed person to have kept herself together the way she did.

Noelle sort of irritated me because she was so whiny. Being a very short book it packs quite the punch; the story is packed full of emotional highs and lows.

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