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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Julie Top Reviewer View all my reviews I really needed to “see” more of the world she was living in, both the world in which she lived physically and the one she lived in socially. I just had so much trouble sympathizing with, connecting with, or even liking Noelle. Return to Book Page. I think in a way, Colasanti does a pretty good job of showing what frre kids go through in school.

Noelle lives in a town where everyone has money, except Noelle and her mother.

It really breaks my heart into a million pieces. I was even bullied by a teacher who made it a point to humiliate me.

This book incarcerated me. View all 5 comments.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

Maldred the evil sorcerer is back and wants to gain control Ali does not get much—after all, this is not her story—, but she does get her own colasanfi In fact, this generation’s and I believe what I’m saying is accurate, considering I am in this generation idea of “bullying” and such is so drastically different from our parents’ that if an adult saw some of the jokes we share, they’d probably be appalled. Why I will always pick up susand of her books and know that inside there will be a great story.


So why, then, is bullying such a problem? Aug 22, Rachel Maniacup rated it liked it Recommended to Rachel by: I felt on one level it tried to take on too many subjects at once without colasamti delving into them.

Another hypocritical sort of thing she did was make fun of one of her teachers for wearing the same pair of pants twice in one week, but then turns around and complains that she only has 5 long-sleeve shirts that she has to alternate between – because of lack of money.

Due to the evil influence Even her horrible mother is making an effort. Susane Colasanti has brought an upsetting and emotional issue that many teenagers experience throughout high school to light through this book.

Like I said, the story completely broke my heart. This is what defines who we become, and I would not change a thing about my life today! There were so many heart breaking moments in Keep Holding On and it basically just broke my heart. Noelle knows that “[o]ne thing about being bullied is that you quickly learn how to avoid the people who make your life miserable.

Keep Holding On

We are all searching for those lights that will lead us from the darkness. Mom was neglectful, but I just didn’t buy this. Writing hoding Book 78 Sep 25, Like, feeling like you’re not good enough.

However, at school she qualified for free lunch, but she refused to subject cilasanti to such an “embarrassing” scenario. I know what it feels like to be bullied, I’ve been there and it was hard to stand up for myself.


I should probably be used to them by now. Noelle is a kid who has had it pretty rough. Frde was the suckiest relationship in the history of ever. The book is all about standing up for yourself and dealing cllasanti your insecurities and accepting you for who you are, weird and all. Keep Holding On is definitely a book that needs to be out there in the world to give students hope. But this girl, she didn’t stand up for herself until the very end. Keep Holding On is about Noelle, a teen who is being neglected by her mother and bullied at school in addition to going through the normal ups and downs of a regular teen – self doubt, insecurities and pride.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. It may not be a perfect book, but it 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. I certainly felt for her. She thought that if she stood up for them, or even if she just provided a shoulder to cry on, the bullies would just target her more.

She was so wrapped up in her own little self-centred world, that not once did she realise what was going on in front of her.