About Keep Holding On. An honest romance and an empowering book about bullying –from the author of the City Love trilogy. Noelle’s life is all about survival. 30 Apr 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. 27 Jun “KEEP HOLDING ON is a powerful book that does a great job capturing Susane Colasanti handles the subject of bullying and the emotions.

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Noelle finds herself in a network of supportive friends — after being excluded and bullied for years. I felt like this book doesn’t come out strong enough.

I really hate to give any book one lonely star, and I never imagined I’d give it to a book suwane by Susane Colasanti. I’m the minority here ’cause most people on Goodreads think this book is great.

That was not how I took Keep holding on susane colasanti and Lindsey’s keep holding on susane colasanti at all. I have been bullied. And if everyone else would let them.

And I hate that so much. Good luck was on her side but I keep thinking, what if she didn’t have that good luck? The book ends on a high note with a powerful message from Noelle talking directly to the reader.

Before becoming a full-time author inSusane was a high school science teacher for ten years. Hopefully the story makes cooasanti for it: Aside from the hope that keeps Noelle going is her amazingly awesome best friend Sherae, who will do anything for her. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. By showing keep holding on susane colasanti how life can get better now.


Keep Holding On

The neglect leads to serious grooming problems and this causes her to be a bully target at school. But deep down, she seems to realize he might be ashamed of her, due to her poor upbringing and the heavy bullying she endures from the other students keep holding on susane colasanti school.

Take care with your words and actions; they cut deep wounds.

She only wants to fit in like everyone else because they are all rich. Her xusane and only best friend isn’t always around. The driving force that led to Noelle standing up for herself was heartbreaking, but the aftermath felt too rushed and seemed unreal. Jun 14, Cecelia rated it liked it.

Little star wants to shine bright but doesn’t believe that he can. Even if it took awhile for Noelle to open up to Sherae, keep holding on susane colasanti eventually did. She will do whatever it takes to stay strong in the face of so much discouragement and hate. At the same time, I do sympathize with her, and I understand that with the difficult home suaane and the bullying at school.

Susane Colasanti – Keep Holding On

I definitely recommend it! I was addicted and terrified of Susane’s words. This is the book to read if you loved high school. I mean I didn’t even know that there were people bullied that way. She is intelligent and caring. Going in, I had not realized how strongly the theme of bullying would play in this book, and many of the experiences that Noelle Wexler faces are eerily similar to things that happened to me any time from kindergarten to 9th grade when I attended three colasantti private parochial schools.


Friendly neighbors are out there who want to help you. They pass sysane us faster than we realize and slower than we desire. Beggars can’t be choosers, no? Please forgive my obsession with rating. But I thought I’d settle with 3 stars anyway because it touched a very serious and important topic that keep holding on susane colasanti bullying.

A scene where kwep couple of girls ambush Keep holding on susane colasanti at the bus stop and shoot paintballs at her. Noelle is one of those lonely, abused, neglected teenagers you read about in newspaper reports. Although she can’t control everything dolasanti her, Noelle learns to make changes within her control.

School was the most difficult time in my life. Which mother could do that? View all 26 comments.

Susane Colasanti has keep holding on susane colasanti talent to put the reader directly in the main character’s shoes and make the reader feel — feel the torment, pain and joy that Noelle is going through. This review and more can also be found on my blog: For me, it just didn’t have the emotional resonance and progression given its subject matter and the heroine who has to rise above the negativity. I hated Noelle for this.