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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Margie Cortina Top Reviewer View all my reviews The driving force that led to Noelle standing up for herself was heartbreaking, but the aftermath felt too rushed and seemed unreal. I’m sure it opened her eyes, but at the same time, realistically, people in coolasanti situations do not get over it that quickly because they have been damaged for so long.
Let me just say, Noelle deals with some pretty cruel things from some pretty terrible people that had me wanting to go all “mama bear” on them. When I was of age, I got a job, and you know what I did with the money? When you’re really and truly hungry, you eat what you can get. Meep, pain, bullying, neglect, abuse, poverty.
Though again, some people’s qualities and actions continually surprise me—though they shouldn’t. All I have to do is keep breathing. The ending wasn’t the best, but I flew through this book. Noelle finds sanctuary when she joins the lit mag as co-editor. But now is the time to be strong.
Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti. I think the best thing families and people can do for themselves is stop comparing themselves to others.
Jan 06, nick rated it really liked it.
Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. That she can be worthy, and move beyond, and even just keep holding on. There are useful resources at the end of the book that tell you where you can get help from. Caitlyn Top Holdint View all my reviews 1.
There were only a couple of scenes where bullying happens on stage; the rest is told to us. I should probably be used to them by now. We are all searching for those lights that will lead us from the darkness. This all made me lash out and act in ways that made myself unapproachable.
I certainly felt for her. Thank heavens for her best friend, Sherae, though! They are so life-like. Unfortunately, I wish I could say that this was a better book to This is a difficult review for me to write, probably on a few levels because I don’t think there is a person who isn’t touched by the subject of bullying and how damaging it can be to anyone subjected to it, whether they’re young or older.
The other person I enjoyed getting to read about is the story’s main love interest Julian. This is when the bullying starts, having to fend for herself; doing the laundry, and barely having anything to eat, her former friends turn their back on her and the endless teasing and mocking begins. But it didn’t enrage me like those I’ve rated one star, and I hate giving one star. A romantic and empowering book about bullying Noelle’s life is all about survival.
But all those around her were amazing. Nothing horrible, but it could’ve been better. 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 when it all got too much and her small unexpected gestures truly sneaked their way into my heart.
But at other times, the author will empower Noelle in important ways, ways which will help teen readers realize that there always is something worth holding on to, even in their darkest moments. A girl who has absolutely no friends. And more than anything, this book has meaning. I was even bullied by a teacher who made it a point to humiliate me. Jullian takes Noelle into the city where they holdijg a romantic date.
Noelle was kidding herself that shsane help any kid when she turned her back on poor Ali. Perhaps this really annoyed me because I attended a school far less affluent than Noelle’s. Meanwhile, the only thing she really enjoys is making out with Matt and hanging with her best friend Sherae.
She hides how colasantu she gets bullied and how much her mother actually neglects her. But readers, I regret to say that this book didn’t impress me. But we all have times when we just sink until we can’t breathe, and Keep Holding On is it.
I can’t even fathom the cruelty she dealt with. I was picked on and laughed at for being little.
A digital copy of this book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley for review. This is the book to read if you loved high school. I’m made to believe it by virtue of her not being as rich as the kids who go to her school.
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