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Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
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Jan 20, 2013

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bookshelves: completely-contemp-challenge-2012, read-2012, stand-alone
Read from December 17 to 19, 2012

Very cute,but very expected. Not saying that "expected" is bad, though. The book is all about standing up for yourself and dealing with your insecurities and accepting you for who you are, weird and all.

I think it’s a great book for tweens. The writing is easy and fast-paced. Although I have some complains because this book might as well be called a series of unfortunate events because that was all it was, a range of situations in which a teen girl was bullied and the correspondent expected reactions. It felt like a bunch of unfortunate events put together instead of a book, or a story, you know what I mean? It just lacked depth. And sometimes it felt more like a lecture than anything, for example, all those words Noelle says at the end, when she gets all inspirational? Way cheesy. And the romance was nonexistent. Julian is supposedly in love with Noelle (he actually dropped the L word, no kidding) but there’s no relationship build-up and we never get to see what is that makes him love her.

But I still think it is a good book for teens, and I hope they get more of it than I did. And I am 100% on board of this anti-bullying train, and it’s awesome that YA authors are taking a part and writing stories that could possibly help teens everywhere.
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Reading Progress

12/17 page 65
12/17 page 88
39.0% "ugh Noelle!"
12/18 page 133
59.0% ":)"
02/16 marked as: read
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message 1: by Astrid (new) - added it

Astrid donde lo conseguiste?

Melannie :) Astrid wrote: "donde lo conseguiste?"

me lo mando la autora porque gane un concurso,
esta autografiado y toda la cosa :)

message 3: by Astrid (new) - added it

Astrid que padree!! si lo recomiendas?

message 4: by Melannie :) (last edited Dec 19, 2012 08:08PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Melannie :) Astrid wrote: "que padree!! si lo recomiendas?"

si esta padre, me gusto mucho mas que el ultimo que lei de ella. Pero ahorita el que no puedo superar lo bueno que es, es el de The Sea of Tranquility. Lo acabo de leer hace bien poquito y ya lo quiero volver a leer.

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