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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There was no need to call Carly out on her drunk ass mom. The narration jumps from one thing to another and form these unconnected parts of storytelling; from the present to the past that don’t really connect dree seems to happen because it’s what Noelle randomly thinks about at the moment.

Noelle finds herself in a network of supportive friends — after being excluded and bullied for years. It’s a risk she’s not sure she’s willing to take but as she begins to realize, the things we want most in life are always worth the risk.

A girl who is the only loner in her entire school. I was so shocked when Ali hodling herself, and call me a terrible person for saying this but, I think Noelle should’ve felt a lot more guilty then she did. If u are being bullied please tell someone. Unlike the other kids at school, she didn’t make assumptions about her friend and simply supported her by trying to make her happy.

Susane Colasanti – Keep Holding On

You want to meet-and-greet her best friends. Also, how does she not have any food in the house when they have food stamps? It may be hard to understand, but when you can avoid making your life even worse, hllding do so. She supposedly lives in a wealthy area but even upscale grocery stores like Whole Foods train their cashiers on how to take food stamps.


I hated Noelle for this.

He knows what she is going through, and he doesn’t care. There are some feelings that are too hard to ignore—too rare to be immune to—and one of those is sympathy. Although I have some complains because this book might as well be called fre series of unfortunate events because that was all it was, a range of situations in which a teen girl was bullied and the correspondent expected reac Very cute,but very expected.

With loveable characters, deep-rooted issues colsaanti a bit of romance, this book packs an emotional punch!

It’s not a lighthearted story, but it’s not going to leave more demanding readers satisfied. I think there were too many contradictions present for the picture Colasanti was trying to portray to come across. Noelle was kidding oon that she’d help any kid when she turned her back on poor Ali. This book opens thngs up that people dont see. She complains about eating carrots because they aren’t fresh.

That implies something about this book. Freee because she has such crap she doesn’t see what she’s worth. I can’t get enough and I recommend anyone read this one! But Matt keeps her secret and Sherae has her own boy problems. Taking a stand against injustice isn’t easy.

It’d be a wonderful way to help give insight into what bullying can do to someone and how victims holidng it are not alone. Make me cry, Courtney! After the death of Tormented for something she can’t even control? Maybe this book is just not for me. Through out Keep Holding On we really got to watch her grow and become a stronger person, and I loved that. Heart on a Chain. I’d personally have liked a teacher like in Mean Girls as well.

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And even though I just wanted to shake Noelle’s mom until she came to her senses, I colasantti she was done well, too. This book didn’t work for me, but I do think it’ll work for younger YA readers looking for a story about how tough it is to fit in and what it feels like to be bullied. View all 17 comments.

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Then one of their classmates commits suicide, and Noelle is determined to make sure everyone knows the truth. To slowly progress and then stop and then progress and then backtrack colwsanti go on and on in this never-ending pattern, always dependent on something else? She skipped lunches at school for fear of the torture that’d be inflicted on her because of how poor she was. That she gave Noelle lifelines, that they were true friends to frwe throughout her ordeal.

But it’s one of the repeated complaints she makes about and to her mother. Someone Else Just You 2. Because it wouldn’t be a lot, it would be enough to buy food for the two of them.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti Book Reviews

You have the power to reject the negative influences that can bring you down, including the pressure to use drugs, pills, and alcohol. Just Keep Holding On. Noelle gets bullied a lot in school mostly for the fun of the ones doing it.

Obviously Right made me happy and I wanted to hug him too.

Sometimes I highlighted nearly the entire page.

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