Interview with the author
It?s been nine years since she graduated from high school, but Pembroke native Stacy Padula remembers clearly what it felt like to be a teenager.
?It was such a war zone,? she said of high school. ?You?d have somebody say something about you and you?d be like, ?I don?t even know where they got that.? [?] Between the rumors, the gossip, the fake friendships and the drugs ? it was definitely a war zone.?
A 2001 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School, Padula has good memories, too, and is still best friends with people she went to school with. But she also believes kids may not get an honest picture of what high school is like before they get there.
?I grew up reading a lot of books and it kind of painted a picture in my mind of what high school was going to be like, and then…
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