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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Her mother doesn’t do a thing for Noelle. Although later on when I tried to re-read the book inI got so annoyed I just gave up, and I couldn’t recall why I loved it in the first place, even though I really did love it in Aside from all this I did colsaanti the best friend Sherae and also Simon in the magazine and the teacher Ms Scofield.
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I should probably be used to colassanti by now. I am not embarrassed anymore. Yes, hoolding first page was where I started feeling unimpressed. Julian and Noelle are one of my new favorite romances. I felt like I didn’t know the other characters well enough.
Mom was neglectful, but I just didn’t buy this. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
Honestly, I’ve been through what Noelle’s been through.
I could maybe ignore this, but Noelle also holdinf me because she acts hypocritically. Did I love this book? I didn’t like the MC.
Oct 30, Brooke rated it it was amazing. But it was great getting to read about Noelle’s story and how she slowly starts realize that in fact she is worth it and starts to stand up for herself and everyone like her. I was even bullied by a teacher who made it a point to humiliate me. I was so shocked when Ali killed herself, and call me a terrible person for saying this but, I think Noelle should’ve felt a lot more guilty then she did.
I certainly felt for her.
And like Noelle says, “Eventually, you’ll find a real place that feels like home. I think, as someone who was bullied for the same reasons Noelle was second-hand clothes, bad hair, not wealthy, etc. But people make fun of her anyway, for eating things like a lettuce sandwich or a mayo and mustard sandwich that clearly indicate she has nothing else to bring.
I want this book susanne reach out to every single teen who feels depressed, neglected, ostracized, or misunderstood. The characters fell flat for me.
This all made me lash out and act in ways that made myself unapproachable. If I could I wish I could give each adolescent the gift of perspective. Why would Audrey do what she does? Once she had the stable family lifestyle; a big house in a nice neighbourhood, she could invite her friends over when she wanted, a mother and a boyfriend who loved her, friends who wanted to know her and her mother was happy. And because she has such crap she doesn’t see what she’s worth.
When Noelle goes home, she must face her neglectful mother, who constantly reminds her that she is the reason behind their poverty.
So I find it unrealistic that there was never anything more than a bottle of mustard and a couple ends of a bread loaf. I grew up in a “whatever you want to fix” childhood.
While perhaps a third of the shsane revolves around Noelle’s makeout partner Matt, who wants her to be xolasanti “secret girlfriend,” as well as Noelle’s crush on Julian, whom she feels is too good for her, romance does not drive the entire plotline. A scene where a couple of girls ambush Noelle at the bus stop and shoot paintballs at her. Even though my situation probably wasn’t as bad as hers, I know where she’s coming from.
Overall, this book was just okay. Okay, I understand that it’s wrong of ccolasanti mother to not do that, but really, if she doesn’t buy you tampons, buy them yourself! This book broke my heart in a hundred and sixty-five different ways. On page 90, Noelle is humiliated the first time her mother oeep food stamps because the cashier doesn’t know how to deal with them.
For an example, she doesn’t take advantage of school lunches because she was embarassed. Holdibg can understand where she’s coming from. Or at least they were for me. Unlike the other kids at school, she didn’t make assumptions about her friend and simply supported her by keeep to make her happy. Like when Noelle is talking about her unmanageable hair and being jealous over another classmate with perfect hair. I admit to being nit-picky sometimes, but honesty is honesty, and this is what I think.
I have a great family who gave me everything I needed, but my school life was terrible. You have the power to reject the negative influences that can bring you down, including the pressure to use drugs, pills, and alcohol.
Keep Holding On
It’s somewhat heavy handed in its presentation throughout the book, particularly in the last third of the novel, where the story felt rushed to reach a conclusion and tie things off on all the threads established. I mean, she gives lesson using Gumby and Pokey dolls! At school she is bullied relentlessly and her home life isn’t much better. From the outside looking in people appear to have better lives than they do.