Sunday, January 27, 2013
Review | Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
" class="ubb-image alignleft">Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
Published by Viking Juvenile on May 31, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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.
Alright folks, I read a lot of books that I absolutely love and will recommend to friends, but every now and then a book comes along that I just have to tell anyone and everyone about.
Keep Holding On
by Susane Colasanti
is such an inspiring and touching book. It is about something that is very close to my heart….bullying.
In this day and age, so many people, young and old, are bullied for their sex, their looks, how they dress, and so on. It breaks my heart. I have never been physically bullied, but I have been verbally and it really tears you down. As someone who wants to have kids of my own, I hope and pray that my kids will never be bullied and they will never be the bully. I also hope that as a teacher, I will take a stand against bullies and help those who are struggling through school each and every day.
I really am grateful for Susane for writing such a great book. It will make you tear up, make you angry, but in the end…you will feel hope.
If you or anyone you know has been bullied or is being bullied, please read this book.
And Keep Holding On.
Ps. Susane also includes several resources for those who need help, here are a few:
To Write Love on Her Arm – twloha.com
It Gets Better Project – itgetsbetter.org
The Trevor Project – thetrevorproject.org
Above The Influence – abovetheinfluence.com
Five out of five stars.