Keep Holding On

Susane Colasanti

Keep Holding On

In the book Keep Holding On is about a girl named Noelle, who is trying to survive home and school. Noelle finds out she doesn't want to be with her boyfriend, Matt, and she's sure she could never be with Julian Porter. But when the bullying of a friend goes too far, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself—and for everything that makes her keep holding on.

Keep Holding On

Summary

Keep holding on tells the story of Noelle; whose had a tough life. Once she had the stable family lifestyle; a big house in a nice neighborhood, she could invite her friends over when she wanted, she had Lewis ,mother's boyfriend, and mother who loved her, and her mother was always happy. But suddenly things spiraled out of control, Lewis had cancer and died, Noelle and her mother were forced into a dingy apartment with hardly any money, and just had to live off what they could survive with. Noelle's mother started to become neglectful and uncaring, so she retreated into her inner shell, leaving Noelle to do everything for herself. Noelle is having to fend for herself; doing the laundry, and barely having anything to eat, her former friends turn their back's on her and the endless teasing and mocking begins. And Noelle's boyfriend ,Matt, wants to constantly keep their relationship a secret, because he was just using her as a make-out buddy.

Noelle didn't want to help Ali,another girl who gets bullied, because she was afraid of getting bullied even more. Ali ends up killing herself from all the bullying, so Noelle makes a promise to try and make her life better. Some of the teachers at school are trying to help her, Noelle's counselor gets her and her mother to come to school and talk about the stuff that has been happening at school and home. Her teachers then find out that Noelle is malnourished, and how her mother has been neglectful. Noelle wasn't 100% over Matt, but she goes on her first date with Julian. Stuff at home and school are starting to get better for Noelle, her mother started to care a little, and was getting bullied less. School ends and summer starts so Noelle and her friends have a fun night in the city.

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