Written by Michael Farinacci of St. Sebastian’s School
Gripped Part 3: The Fallout is yet another great addition to the Gripped book series. The book tackles many complex issues including substance abuse, relationships, and the difficult time that is high school and middle school. The story follows many different storylines, which not only makes the book an interesting read, but also allows for multiple different perspectives. Gripped Part 3 is especially effective at representing the root of substance abuse. Nearly everybody can recognize an addiction; however, this book focuses specifically on the root causes of these issues, which is rarely discussed with kids in the middle to high school age range.
This story is perfect for all teens and their parents. It offers unique perspectives on complex and relevant issues to teens today. Teens and parents alike can learn from The Fallout, and prepare for situations in which they – or their children – may be put in. Overall, Gripped Part 3 is an interesting read, that very effectively continues on the series and sets up Part 4. I easily give this book 5 out of 5 stars and encourage all teens and their parents to start reading the Gripped series by Stacy A. Padula if they have not already.
ABOUT MICHAEL FARINACCI
Michael is a senior at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, Massachusetts. He is a part of his high school’s newspaper and multiple athletic teams. He has a passion for mathematics, which he plans to pursue in college.