“Gripped 3: The Fallout” Can Open Parents’ Eyes to Important Teenage Issues

Written by Sophia Coggeshall, Marshfield, Massachusetts

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.

By reading Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy A. Padula, tweens and teens can learn about the detrimental effects that come as a result of experimenting with dangerous substances such as Adderall, acid, and others that are mentioned in the novel. Although the substances that are prevalent in Gripped Part 3 are very serious and are not something that is usually recommended for younger readers, it is a topic that today’s tweens and teens must educate themselves on as they are entering the stages of their lives in which they may start to be introduced to situations containing such substances. It is important that the coming generations of teens are aware of the risks that come with so they know how to act when put into a similar situation as the characters in Gripped.

Moreover, it is important that Gripped Part 3 is read not just by teens, but also by adults, as it will help give parents of teens a better understanding of how to address the current dangers involved with drug and alcohol abuse with their own children. By reading Gripped Part 3, adults can educate themselves on how supposedly “harmless” recreational use of certain substances can quickly turn into a deadly addiction. Most importantly, the story can serve as a helpful way for parents to learn what they can do to help their own children who may be suffering from the same issues of addiction and anxiety that the characters in the series face.

Gripped Part 3 teaches readers how dangerous drugs are, for it reveals how often a deadly addiction stems from one seemingly “harmless” decision to experiment with a new substance due to peer pressure or personal curiosity. Some of the characters in the series end up spiraling out of control simply because the true effects of alcohol and drug use were downplayed by their peers, making it seem as though there was nothing to be concerned about. Gripped specifically demonstrates the dangers of peer pressure and urges readers to be cautious in their actions, for one seemingly harmless decision can quickly turn into a downfall of destruction.

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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.