Keep Holding on (Hardcover)

By Susane Colasanti

Viking Children's Books, 9780670012251, 202pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2012

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Description

A romantic and empowering book about bullying

Noelle's life is all about survival. Even her best friend doesn't know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. Noelle's kept so much about her life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she's terrified. Surely it's safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. But when the antagonism of her classmates takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself--and for the love that keeps her holding on.



About the Author

Susane Colasanti is the author of "When It Happens," "Take Me There," "Waiting for You," "Something Like Fate," and "So Much Closer." Growing up in the country, Susane couldn't wait to start her real life in New York City, where she's lived for sixteen years. Susane's own experiences with bullying inspired her to write "Keep Holding On."


Praise For Keep Holding on

Praise for Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti:

"[Keep Holding On] ... will give readers plenty to think about and a list of resources to tap into if they need them." —Publishers Weekly

"...smart dialogue, quirky characters and richly layered plot. Emotionally satisfying from beginning to end." —Kirkus

"Noelle's situation will resonate with teen readers. Her struggles are those of real teens—trying to fit in, feeling left out, searching for love, making hard choices." —VOYA

"This novel could be recommended to those who enjoyed Sonya Sones's What My Mother Doesn't Know (S & S, 2001) or Courtney Summers's Some Girls Are (St. Martin's, 2010)." —School Library Journal

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