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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The things that she worries about kesp the fact that her hair isn’t straight enough or her clothes aren’t the nicest are pretty normal everyday teen problems. She has to endure the hardships in life by working while studying just so she can sustain her own needs,though she has a mother whose suppose to take care of her and provide for her. It’s sad, but more often than we realize there are kids who raise themselves, do their own laundry, don’t get enough to eat, etc.

I wish it was Simon who was the love interest instead of Julian.

Although she was a smart and independent girl, she often baffled me with a couple of her poor decisions. Surely collasanti safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. Moreover, her efficient prose heightens the emotional tenor of a scene at precisely the right moment. But I still think it is a good book for teens, and I hope they get more of colassnti than I did.

The thing was, I never bought the explanation for why her mother didn’t buy her tampons.


She doesn’t just say bolding is bad, as a reader you get the firsthand effects of how it affects Noelle, and the horrible things this poor girl has to endure. And that is something that they need to understand.

Read on for more about Brock and his book, an interview, an excerpt, plus an giveaway! Noelle starts the book crushing on Julian, and he’s clearly into her, but she thinks she isn’t good enough for him. Ali might have a better home life than Noelle does, but other than that, she is completely alone. Not the story I was expecting.

She was an extremely strong and admirable character. Poor people tend to be bigger because the food they have access to has poor nutrition. This is one of the most important books that I no read this year and probably in my entire life; if you or any friend you might have is going to school afraid of their peers, you need to read this book.

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It’s clear that Ms. There are some feelings that are too hard to ignore—too rare to be immune to—and one of those is sympathy. So, why am I sharing that? I’m sure she would have no qualms over giving Noelle a tampon or something.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti Book Reviews

susaen That she can be worthy, and move beyond, and even just keep holding on. She blames Noelle for everything bad in her life. 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 If I were in her situation, then I would have chosen the former.


She susxne that she needs to stand up not only for herself but for other people who are bullied as well.

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Noelle’s kept so much about susaane life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she’s terrified. And the primary reason they pick on her so relentlessly is because she is poor. Who knows what else they’d do?

Adriane Marshall View colsanti my reviews 1. There were a lot of disconnects between what Noelle said throughout the story that susanr the logic behind a lot of her explanations hard for me to grasp.

You submitted the following rating and review. It explained her low self esteem problems that her mother treated her that way but, it did not help the general helplessness in other areas. And the entire transformation of Noelle’s character is so believable and complete that I am in awe of Susane’s obvious understanding of both the topic and her talent.

I really liked the book … Show more Show less. I’m not going sussne lie, it was incredibly cheesy at times and a little unrealistic, but it was a fun read.

With the bonus cute romance and a super dorky but thoughtful teacher, Ms.