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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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A Sky for Us Alone. The unfortunate side effect of wrapping everything in a pretty bow after showcasing the very real horrors of bullying is that it makes the book less effective and less enjoyable than it had the potential to be.

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With that being said, I hate that some of the characters in this book and outside of it are affected by their home life. Open Preview See a Problem? Kristie Lowry, Promotions Manager. And no, we weren’t mean either.

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I have a thing for opening sentences and opening scenes and this one just disappoints me. Maybe you’ll even see a fish on your way there. She does not have a secret boyfriend or a boy who is interested in her. I finished reading this book yesterday and susahe feelings for this book are still very conflicted.

RAINN leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Every guy in the school sudane a crush on her. Sherae puts these gift baskets together with things Noelle really needs like socks and whatnot. Sherae was the best friend we all want, I’m so in love with Simon lit mag editor?!


He says it’s because she’s different, but in the context in the book “different” kind of implies “not as rich as everyone else”. This is for teens as much as it is for parents and teachers, etc. This book was a bit heavier than I was expecting. Not to mention she flips out because she’s being forced to eat McDonald’s. These were balanced out with happier moments of friendship.

And the primary reason they pick on her so relentlessly is because she is poor. I certainly felt for her. Noelle lives in a town where everyone has money, except Noelle and her mother. I was addicted and terrified of Susane’s words. Matt, the boy she makes out with in the woods during study hall does not want anyone to know about their relationship.

It was truly touching, and has a story that is absolutely worth reading. If only she was good enough for him. Noelle felt humiliated and thought that she did not fit in with everyone else.

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I have never witnessed someone so openly vile, especially not frre real life. I saw Simon as a Godsend and I think Noelle did too! She hides how much she gets bullied and how much her mother actually neglects her. Her situation suc This read so much like an after school special.


But hey, today is all about the confessions. If you’re soooo poor, prioritize! Overall,this book serves as an eye-opener which the author was trying to emphasize here. Bullies have their targets, but it This book was a bit heavier than I was expecting. Also, how does she not have any food in the house when they have food stamps?

And for the record, Sherae, Simon, and Julian are three very cool best friends and special characters. When you’re really and truly hungry, you eat what you can get. I think, as a whole, this book covers some issues that need to be covered. October 23, Publisher: I started it one a Tuesday and finished it very early Wednesday morning.

I’m sure she would have no qualms over giving Noelle a tampon or something. At school she is bullied relentlessly and her home life isn’t much better. Like, feeling like you’re not good enough. You even had a previous embarassing experience of bleeding on the seats.

This is more than a story of the underdog sticking free to the man. Friendly neighbors are out there who want to help you. Sign in to write reviews.

I speak from experience that this is a needed skill.