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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Everyone needs a best friend like Sherae. This story is an eye opener. Maybe my high school life was different from others.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti Book Reviews

Being from a very small town like Noelle, this story hit incredibly close to home. Once again Colasanti proves how wonderful a writer she really is and while she will always be a favorite. I’ve SO done that with many people I’ve had crushes on. He is a total sweetheart throughout the novel, even when he was hurt by Noelle’s actions.

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It could definitely help give some kids hope and I think this is what matters in the end. I am just not sure that things get better while still in high school. Jan 10, Rose rated it it was ok Shelves: Until something happens to one of her fellow classmates that forces her to question herself and finally realize that she is more than capable of taking matters into her own hands.


Yes she has a crap mother. Yet I couldn’t help having that feeling that them just ignoring the problem and hoping it will go away wasn’t the right thing for them to be doing either. I was even bullied by a teacher who made it a point to humiliate me. Why I will always pick up one of her books and know that inside there will be a great story. Noelle is a character that I think everyone can relate to. This novel did have it’s flaws but it is a book that must be read because of it’s message and honest writing.

Keep Holding On is encouraging and reminds all of us, no matter the age, that we are not alone and that we should always hold on, no matter what. Do your own thing. Jun 20, 46milestogo rated it did not like it.

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Her emotionally distant boyfriend, Matt, isn’t kefp one she really wants to be with. Likewise, why wouldn’t Noelle have some sort of money on her? Videos Keep Holding On was featured on the morning news! Needless to say I am harboring a major crush on Julian.

Seriously, it was painful reading what she had to endure by herself. Noelle is constantly bullied. I’m not sure I’m saying that correctly – what I mean is that it’s inevitable for you to start questioning things when you’re reading. To us, she’s something completely different: The question is, will it help her situation or make things x worse? The central romance isn’t really there.

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But that’s just how evolution works, isn’t it? And I loved the natural build of the romance between Noelle and Julian.

Although later on when I tried to re-read the book inI got so annoyed I just gave up, and I couldn’t recall why I loved it in the first place, even though I really did love it in I didn’t have it as bad as Noelle. Macy’s school officially classifies her as “disturbed,” but Macy isn’t I needed more emotional investment from her. I liked Sherae a lot, too. I admire Susane for re-living those painful memories to create this wonderful book that will be a friend to teenage girls and boys going through similar situations at home and at school.


This Is So Not Happening. Her struggles are those of real teens—trying to fit in, feeling left out, searching for love, making hard choices.

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Do something for her because she was just this wonderful person who got a crappy hand in life and it wasn’t fair. I needed to know what would happen and I felt completely invested in the characters. I really liked the book … Show more Show less.

The things that Noelle deals with are serious issues that teens face today, and through Noelle’s story Susane brings them to light with such poise. View all 5 comments.

Gray’s army in Predator Vs. It may be hard to understand, but when you can avoid making your life even worse, you do so. I was bullied colasxnti school, so stopping or minimizing the amount of bullying in schools is something I am very passionate about personally. Due to the evil influence She’s done with being tormented.