Keep Holding on

Keep Holding on

Book - 2012
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Bullied at school and neglected by her poor, self-absorbed, single mother at home, high school junior Noelle finally reaches the breaking point after a classmate commits suicide.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
ISBN: 9780670012251
Branch Call Number: YA COLASANTI
Characteristics: 202 p. ; 22 cm

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Superduperstar99
Jul 15, 2016

I thought this book would be boring, but it was really good, the story of an unpopular girl standing up for herself, and the love story behind it.

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hannat08
Jun 28, 2016

Most dramatic book I ever read. Would not recommend it.

BeachAngel3 Aug 16, 2013

I love this book! Every teenage girl should read this! Susane Colasanti is my favorite author ever!!!

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jennyochoa
Aug 05, 2013

i love it

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5soslover101
May 01, 2013

I felt bad for nowelle because she kept getting bullied and her mother didn't treat her very well but after constantly having that happen to her, she got sick of it and kept ignoring everything bad that was happening in her life and looked on the bright side of things; that she has wonderful friends who care about her and thats the message that taught me to keep holding on

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izzyb14
Feb 01, 2013

A good book about bullying, but it did feel more like an adult writing an example story - rather than something a teen would actually write. If that makes sense. Maybe that's just me, but it kind of had that preachy 'just tell people you're hurting and it will all be ok' which doesn't always happen in real life.

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KKPGIRL
Jan 10, 2013

I've read all of Susane Colasanti's other books and loved all of them, so I didn't hesitate to put this one on hold when I saw it. I didn't really know what it was about until I got the book and read the cover, so I was a little surprised that this book had so much depth and meaning to it compared to the author's other books. Noelle is bullied at school and neglected by her single mother (who she refers to as just "mother"), so it makes for a very realistic story. I felt so bad for Noelle throughout the book that I just wanted to reach through the pages and hug her - she felt that real! The author's writing and storyline was a 4/5 stars, but the overall message was definitely a 5/5 stars for me! There were so many inspiring quotes that I absolutely loved, and you could just tell that the author has had personal experience with these issues (which she has, and she mentions it in the author's note). I think every teen should read this book because it gives such an accurate description of what bullying can do to a person.

nkontrol Aug 24, 2012

This book was very good. My jaw dropped when the kids shot paint balls at her. They treated her so badly, but she still held on and was able to find another outlet to deal with bullying. I truly enjoyed this book. I devoured it. Noelle is a character that has brought out so many memories of what I went through as a young child. But it wasn't as bad as what she went though. I would recommend this book to anyone.

mulla Aug 08, 2012

this is such a great book...1st i thought this would be some kind of book with sex in it,,BUT this has everything a reader like me or a TEEN reader looking for..the cover can make someones' parents mad but by the end it makes u feel better...proud....or something amazing that i can't even say it..
its a very good book!!

Kadie2 Aug 08, 2012

I thought it was a wonderful book, like all Susane Colasanti's books. I cried at the end, although I'm still not sure why. The book was really emotional book for me.

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queendede13
Jun 11, 2014

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white_jellyfish_32
Mar 13, 2014

white_jellyfish_32 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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red_hawk_584
Feb 15, 2014

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KKPGIRL
Jan 10, 2013

KKPGIRL thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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hannat08
Jun 28, 2016

A love story about a poor girl's terrible home life and love life.

nkontrol Aug 24, 2012

This book was very good. My jaw dropped when the kids shot paint balls at her. They treated her so badly, but she still held on and was able to find another outlet to deal with bullying. I truly enjoyed this book. I devoured it. Noelle is a character that has brought out so many memories of what I went through as a young child. But it wasn't as bad as what she went though. I would recommend this book to anyone.

Kadie2 Aug 14, 2012

Noelle, a senior in high school is bullied and lives poor, suffering her mother's lack of motherhood and verbal abuse. After a friend dies and she finds love and acceptance from friends and boyfriends, things begin to look up.

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perricherry
Feb 22, 2014

"life would be so much easier if fictional boys were real"

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