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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It probably sounds too much but colasahti someone like Noelle, neglected by her own mom and bullied by half of the popular kids in school, high school life is indeed a test of faith and patience. And no, we weren’t mean either. I guess it was entertaining enough but i just hate how weak the main character is.

I know the feeling. After seeing what all the other students and even teachers ignored during this book, sickens me. I enjoyed it in a sad kind of way. Ali might have a better home life than Noelle does, but other than that, she is completely alone.

For her to keep holding on despite everything takes much courage, hope and strength of will. It may be hard to understand, but when you can avoid making your life even worse, you do so. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Other than ignoring the constant stream of comments, the only strategy Noelle has is to keep her embarrassing home life a colzsanti secret.


I really don’t care what others think of me. It depicted the real difficulties young people encounter. 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.

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Jan 28, Stephanie rated it liked it. Noelle the main character was not likeable at all.

I really really did. The campaign is built on the understanding that there is a thin line between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you holdinb someone else.

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She was a fabulous and very devoted friend. I truly recommend that you read Keep Holding On. Nov 23, Best rated it it was ok Shelves: Either with her mom, her friends. She was an extremely strong and admirable character. Now is the time to reach out to others in need.

More than any other literary character I have encountered, Noelle is the one I identify with the most. Even her best friend doesn’t know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. We’d like to think someone who gets bullied would help others in the same boat, but I call that wishful thinking.

This holdung what defines who we become, and I would not change a thing about my life today! This is the book to read if you loved high school. There are some feelings that are too hard to ignore—too rare to be immune to—and one of those is sympathy.

The Bully Project is building a national movement to end bullying. I know Holdin saw and heard things and I know that because they weren’t my clasanti or people I even knew that I didn’t always stand up for them or say something to make them stop. Keep Holding On is definitely a book that needs to be out there in the world to give students hope.


This book broke colxsanti heart in a hundred and sixty-five different ways. Not holdung optimistic, just unrealistic. Maybe this book is just not for me. He cares about Noelle and he likes her for her. View all 8 comments.

Granted, it is established that he’s nice to her, and that she likes him and he likes her, but I wanted to know more about Julian than what was offered.

I was bullied in school, so stopping or minimizing the amount of bullying in schools is something I am very passionate about personally. However, at school she qualified for free lunch, but she refused to subject herself to such an “embarrassing” scenario. We all need a best friend like Sherae! She complains about eating carrots because they aren’t fresh. I definitely think that it’s a book that’s truly worth reading. Jan 06, nick rated it really liked it.

Keep Holding On will guide you through the storms and find the rainbow. I was only five pages into this book when it broke my heart.