Slowly, she gains the courage to stand up for herself, her fellow victims, and even faces her own mother. Like when Noelle is talking about her unmanageable hair and being jealous over another classmate with perfect hair. They were clearly a lot alike if Noelle bothered to consider things from another point of view. I wish it was Simon who was the love interest instead of Julian. I saw Simon as a Godsend and I think Noelle did too!

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Would you rather eat or starve? He cares about Noelle and he likes her for her. Meeting characters like Noelle makes me believe again that I should keep holding on and never give up. It just lacked depth. No one holdinf want to be remembered that ccolasanti.

Either with her mom, her friends. She complained about how she had no food at home endlessly. I very much would like to go over to her house for some chocolate cake.

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Each day at school is an endurance test—trying to ignore the taunts of her tormentors—as is life at home, wondering if there will be food for dinner or something for her lunch sandwich besides mustard and mayonnaise. Between getting publicly stood up by her almost-boyfriend Matt, and her neglectful and delusional mother, Noelle feels weak and “impossible to love.

I’m more like Haverchuck from Noelle’s favourite show Freaks and Geeks going through my life oblivious and doing what I want to do. Her co-editor, Simon, buys way too much for lunch everyday so that Noelle has something to eat.


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Even if she wouldn’t, this makes it hard to sympathize with her character; hard to truly feel bad for her. The secondary characters were the best.

She has to endure the hardships in life by working while studying just so she can sustain her own needs,though she has keep holding on susane colasanti mother whose suppose to take care of her and provide for her. Why I will always pick up one of her books and know that inside there will be a great story. I was never teased or bullied or anything remotely cruel happened to me. Another thing – the blurb of this book says this is a romantic story: This book broke my heart,not only because of the sympathy I felt for Noelle Wexler ,the main character here,but because I got frustrated by the fact that this is supposed to be about surviving the bullying at school,and in addition,being bullied at home.

Susane nails bullying on the head.

Periods come once a month. Julian is determined to make Noelle see how much he cares about her. I think, as a whole, this book covers some issues that need to be covered. 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.

Susane Colasanti has written a sad yet uplifting keep holding on susane colasanti about surviving high school and making the best out of life, but she has not told the story of the type of girl who needs more encouragement than anyone to make it through.


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Every day she goes to school, fearful of what will be said to her and what a few of her fellow students might do to her. Life’s stupid and gorgeous and obnoxious and endowing.

Seriously, it was painful reading what she had to endure by herself. There were a lot of disconnects between what Noelle said throughout the story that made the logic behind a lot of her holdin hard for me to grasp. Needless to say I am harboring a major crush on Julian. Being from School was the most difficult time in my life.

I can understand where she’s coming from. I was only five pages into this book when it broke my heart. That said, I had many issues with Keep Holding On, some that kept me from enjoying it.

A big thank you to NetGalley and Penguin group for giving me this amazing opportunity to read this one of a kind book. Nonetheless, the story is touching.