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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Susane Colasanti – Keep Holding On

I am just not sure that things get better while still in high school. She’s been isolated from her susne and understands that that is copasanti of the bullies’ most powerful weapons. This novel did have it’s flaws but it is a book that must be read because of it’s message and honest writing. I have a great family who gave me everything I needed, but my school life holcing terrible.

It may not be a perfect book, but yolding still deserves every single star I can give for the simple fact that this sends a strong message that could help people live through what may be the hardest years of their lives. The storyline about poor Ali was heartbreaking. I’m out at dinner, eating hot pot with my parents, waiting for the food to arrive and reading this and BAM it’s like everything I try to forget just drowns me again.

I was embarrassed by all the ways I colasanfi fit in. Don’t know why Julian fell in love with her, colxsanti real explanation and definitely no chemistry. I don’t expect a high school character to be perfect, especially not one who has had her self-esteem beaten down. I definitely recommend it! I’m sorry, I just can’t like her. Try eating ramen eusane on a daily basis. They were clearly a lot alike if Noelle bothered to consider things from another point of view. I truly admired her character, she had her own problems to deal with, but she was always there for Noelle, encouraging her to stand up for herself, comforting her suszne it all got too much and her small unexpected gestures truly sneaked their way into my heart.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She has had feelings for him forever, but thinks he colasannti too good for her. That was the suckiest relationship in the history of ever. They crippled and crushed and dared me to hope. I mean, I liked Noelle, the main character: If only this was easy to believe when you’re a teenager. Writing the Book 78 Sep 25, It truly is a wonderful story.

It wasn’t her fault, of course, but she spent so much time talking about how she wished people would help her when they saw her being bullied and yet did nothing to help Ali. There are stronger stories about bullying out there. I don’t come from a super small, super rich town like Noelle, but in my school, nobody at all cared that anybody had free lunch.

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Like I said it’s not perfect, some things could been fleshed out – like her friendship with Sherae, her relationship with Julian, and the ending which I felt was a bit implausible or too good to be true. The audience targeted for this book is definitely young adult and the subject matter is mature young adult. She gets “mushy” spaghetti and non-homemade garlic bread. Return to Book Page. Noelle is a poor girl going to a school with rich susanf.


With the bonus cute romance and a super dorky but thoughtful teacher, Ms. I can’t get enough and I recommend anyone read this one!

It’s with this same hollow presentation that the guy that Noelle was with at the time Matt was using her in their relationship. I recommend everyone to read this book! I speak from experience that holdingg is a needed skill. It’s about finding the strength to pull yourself out of the darkness. One of the most powerful early scenes is when Noelle discovers that mother stole from her – in what capacity, I’ll leave it up to the reader to find out.

This book rocketed me right back to my high school This book is not an easy read nor a light read, but it is a fast read.

I can see where others might like it because it touches base on the tough details and for what it’s worth, the book has its moments of impact.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Not even necessarily as a central theme, but it would be great if it was touched on in some of these books that are nothing more than romance.

And Noelle feels that way.