Keep Holding On, by Susane Colasanti
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: May 31, 2012
A romantic and empowering book about bullyingWhy do I want it? It's Susane Colasanti! I have nearly (If not all.) of her books on my TBR/wish list. I haven't had the chance to read anything by her yet, but I do own her (first?) book WHEN IT HAPPENS. I'll definitely be reading that ASAP now. I need to catch up! All of her books sound utterly amazing and this one is no exception! Bullying?? That is a great subject, not a great thing, but a great subject to write about. =)
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.