Keep Holding On has ratings and reviews. Aj the Ravenous Reader said: “If I’d stopped believing that my life would eventually get better, I. Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti. This bestselling teen novel focuses on the consequences of bullying and teen suicide, dedicated to Tyler Clementi. Susane Colasanti was born and grew up in a small town in New Jersey. She is an only child. During middle and high school she got picked on.

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I had bad, frizzy hair, wore glasses, and was generally awkward and geeky.

In fact he likes her for being different from the rest of the school full of kids to afraid to stand out. Great read, everyone should read this book.

It’s such a powerful book that conveys such a positive message—the title says it all. Kewp Life Throws at You.

It’s not the best book I’ve read this year, by a long shot, but it coladanti something special that I can barely put name to. And hopefully, this story will encourage readers in need to keep holding on.

Log in now or Create an account. And the stuff she complains about at home – spaghetti with prepackaged garlic bread, McDonald’s, hot dogs and frozen fries – are the same things many people without much money eat.

I wasn’t head over heels for this book. Noelle’s home life is no better. There’s also a scene where Noelle talks about how her and her mother had gone grocery shopping with food stamps, and said how the cashier was all friendly and smiles with her mother, and then once he saw they had food stamps, shouted it to the whole store practically Every day she goes to school, fearful of what will be said to her and what a few of her fellow students might bolding to her.


Sherae is her best friend, and she’s also a girl. Which makes it easier to survive the worst days. I commend Susane for taking her experience and writing such an encouraging story. In the end, the saving grace were the supporting characters.

With each book I read by Colasnti Colasanti the bigger fan I become of her work. It’s not bad per say, I’ve certainly read worse books. I honestly hated her mother. I have a bad habit.

Thought Provoking After first reading this book, I sat down and wrote a bit about judging and bullying and all kinds of deep meaningful stuff to include in the review. Jun 28, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: She is saving every penny so that she can move out, go to college, and start over.

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The progression was well paced and really fit in with Noelle’s story. This is what defines who we become, and I would not change a thing about pn life today! Noelle finds herself in a network of supportive friends — after being excluded and bullied for years.

Julian and Noelle are one of my new favorite romances. I just want to hug everyone in this book, you guys. I went into Keep Holding On with only the knowledge that it was a book about bullying and that Susane Colasanti fere it. They picked on me for doing weird things like writing song lyrics on my sneakers this was back in the day before writing on your sneakers was cool.

Everyone knows at least one bully in their school. I found this particularly disturbing since having that as an colaeanti is not helpful despite what Noelle thought.

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To us, she’s something completely different: From her best friend to the bullies, these were plucked out from real life with real problems of their own. Let me say this, I have never been a victim of bullying.


That’s the feeling I want my readers to take away from this book. But then, right when I thought I couldn’t take anymore, things to start to change. One guy is Obviously Wrong and the other is Obviously Right, even if it takes Noelle some time before she understands that. Well, instead of buying so much of your beloved hair product, go buy some food!

Keep Holding On

Taking a stand against injustice isn’t easy. My own experiences with being bullied inspired me into write Keep Holding On. I was really excited when my request got approved, hoping I would like it like I did the first novel.

It seems safer to stay with Matt than risk a broken heart. This is the book to read Quick Reaction: We appreciate your feedback. I ekep it in a sad kind of way. But I’m more like Simon–I don’t give a darn. Nonetheless, the story is hplding. And no, I wasn’t one of the mean girls and I wasn’t even a cheerleader, although a lot of them were my friends. I definitely like and support Colasanti’s writing and books, but unfortunately, I didn’t like “Keep Holding On” – I think there are much stronger examples of YA literature that show bullying in very gripping ways while giving a realistic portrayal of events and relationships in an even manner.

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