By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA
Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula is a story about the search for redemption. Chris Dunkin has had his eyes opened to the impact his choices are making on his friends and his own life. Despite his desire to turn his life around, Chris realizes that he is deeply entrenched in his own mistakes. He realizes that making changes may cost him friendships, relationships, and more.
This novel is filled to the brim with teenage decisions which play out on a grand scale. An easy, but important, read for young adults, this book has many important messages between its pages. This book addresses issues which are relevant to today’s teenagers in a way which actually connects with the target audience. A five star read, this novel is a positive choice for young adults to learn the crippling effects of drugs.
Mackenzie graduated in 2020 from University of Georgia, majoring in English and public relations. She is a leader at the Wesley Foundation at UGA, the community outreach coordinator for UGA’s Undergraduate English Association, and a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Mackenzie has always had a passionate love for books and their ability to open doors to new worlds. She is excited to assist Stacy Padula O’Halloran in making a change in the young adult community.