“Gripped 3” is Another Must-Read for Middle School & High School Students

Written by Sophia Coggeshall, Marshfield, MA

Sophia is a senior at Marshfield High School in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She is a competitive Irish Step dancer who has competed several times at the Regional, National, and World Championships, and she also plays on the Varsity Field Hockey team for her high school. With a great passion for math and science in the classroom, she looks forward to studying engineering in college.

Gripped Part 3: The Fallout is the third book in Stacy Padula’s Gripped series and is equally important as the first two books for today’s generation of teens and young adults to read. This addition to the captivating series continues the various storylines of characters in Montgomery Lake who have become entangled in a dangerous web of substance abuse. Gripped Part 3 specifically zeroes in on the jeopardization of certain relationships, such as that of Cathy Kagelli and Jason Davids, due to involvement in drugs, as well as the journey of characters, namely Chris and Taylor Dunkin, aimed at transitioning onto a better path after making a series of questionable choices.

Gripped Part 3: The Fallout is a must-read for any middle or high school student in order to better educate themselves on the dangers that come as a result of experimenting with seemingly harmless substances. This third book of the series is especially important for it highlights how and why teens get involved in alcohol and drug usage, something that all adolescents must be aware of as they enter into the chapter of their lives that is full of peer pressure. I would highly recommend this book and give it a five star rating for it not only spreads awareness about such a relevant topic, but it is also a page turner that constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat!

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Published by Author Stacy A. Padula

Stacy Padula has spent the last 14 years working daily with teenagers as a college counselor, mentor, and life coach. She was named "Top Inspirational Author of the Year" for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (New York, NY). In 2021, she was broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square as "Empowered Woman of the Year." Her Gripped book series is currently being adapted for TV by Emmy-winning producer Mark Blutman. She is the founder and CEO of Briley & Baxter Publications: a publishing company that donates a portion of its proceeds to animal rescues each month. She has edited and published a variety of titles, including Boston Bruins Anthem Singer Todd Angilly and Rachel Goguen's The Adventures of Owen & the Anthem Singer, LaTonya Pinkard of Netflix's Last Chance U's Nate & His Magic Lion, and former NHL player Norm Beaudin's memoir The Original: Living Life Through Hockey. Stacy resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts with her husband Tim and two miniature dachshunds, Briley and Baxter.