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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Book and Quill Press (July 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615509231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615509235
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,361,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nell Gavin was raised in Chicago, spent a number of years in Texas, and now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is married with two sons, and is the author of THREADS: THE REINCARNATION OF ANNE BOLEYN, which was a William Faulkner finalist for Best Novel.

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I read compulsively & often can't remember a book days later.
Debbie Zafereo
It will take you on a journey of mental illness, but perhaps it teaches us to be more accepting of it as well.
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Being a big rock fan I loved reading about the life on the road for a band and their groupies.
Margaret J. Scott

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alice Sullivan on June 29, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Ever since reading Threads, I've been waiting for Nell Gavin's next novel. And boy, she delivered in a big way! Again, Gavin transforms her readers. Warning. Hang On will grab your heart right out of the gate and it will break it before it uplifts it and then sends it to the quirky, backstage world of rock'n'roll, 70's style.

Holly Salvino does without--without parents, friends, approval, love, and at times, even food. She's a bit off center. Men want to use her and women exclude her. Holly's just too beautiful. She's too smart. Nobody gets her.

The isolation is crushing but it does not defeat her. Something is wrong with her and she must figure it out. Nobody knows about her internal commotion. That is her secret.

Trevor the roadie for a famous rock band, enters her life, turns up the volume and shatters her loneliness. Finally she connects. She realizes all that she's missed. But the timing is off...

For the first time, I found myself not wanting the heroine to do the right thing. I wanted Holly to trash her code of integrity. I wanted her out of her dismal apartment and her bleak job. But love forces tough choices and life goes on for those who Hang On. This book will not leave me. Enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caroline Whitley on January 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
Nell Gavin has an amazing way of pulling you straight into the hearts and minds of the characters of her books. "Hang On" is no exception. From the very beginning, I was drawn into Holly's emotions, needs, and desires and loved reading about her trials and adventures on her way to finding her true self. I highly recommend this book. Nell Gavin writes a great story! It's a book you don't want to put down!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catharine J. Anderson on December 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Hang On is both an enjoyable read and very thought provoking. Just as with Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn, the story can be read on several levels. In other words, it not just a rock n roll story, though that is the background, and its not just a love story. What we are presented with is the main character's stream of consciousness. What we read are the many thoughts in her head. In reading it I often found myself contemplating my own thoughts and past making it a thought provoking novel as well as good entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Margaret J. Scott on November 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a fast read, a book you don't want to put down as you follow the often troubled life of Holley, who struggles to find acceptance and love, mainly love for herself. Being a big rock fan I loved reading about the life on the road for a band and their groupies. Highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angie on August 26, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
this is a librarything member givaway. I really loved reading this book. I loved reading Hollys thoughts and struggles. The hard childhood she had and the horrible grandmother made her who she was strong, independent, but unreachable. It was sad to read that she was used to betrayal and unfairly judged by men and women. Her adventures with touring with a rock band was intresting to read and the behavior of the roadies was funny. Her relationship with Trevor was "rocky" in her mind, but ever since the scene with John on the beach, I was convinced he was the one for her. I loved readying about her life and its ups and downs. In the end I would have liked a response from Trevor. All in all a great read...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pureresearch on January 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
4 ˝ out of 5 stars
 
Hang On is a novel built on shaky ground; the ground of mental illness known as Borderline Personality Disorder. This is a broad spectrum of mental illness' which still lacks clear defining lines. BPD has been described as Bipolar, only worse. It's as if the subject feels emotions in either black or white. Things are either all good, or all bad, and they can swing from one to the other in a matter of minutes. BPD is marked by intense rages and "burned bridges" in terms of relationships, jobs, etc. It can also be characterized as having peri-suicidal behaviors (such as cutting oneself or having risky sexual encounters), which are outward manifestations of enormous inner pain.

The heroine does not know what is wrong, she only knows that it is; that there is something inside her that does not fit into a tidy psychosis and, despite seeing a psychiatrist, she largely must fight her inner dragons alone.
 
Gavin is to be congratulated on her courage in writing this groundbreaking novel. Furthermore, she does it without copping out and label the heroine as “suffering from” (or even “living with”) Borderline Personality Disorder. Indeed, BPD, or any other mental illness, does not lend itself to storage in neatly labelled bins. It is more than the sum of it's symptoms. Gavin takes BPD and gives it a face and a soul and a future. But the book is not about mental illness. It's about a boy and a girl and a band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hilary Grossman on October 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
HANG ON is a real page turner. You immediately get vested in Holly's life. You cheer when she finally lets Trevor into her heart (one careful step at a time). Your heart hearts when Holly suffers due to her mental state. But what I really found fascinating was the back story about touring with a famous British rock band. Nell Gavin describes what I always wondered. What was it like to be a groupie in the 70's? What were the tour and the backstage scene really like....
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