An Interview with Marshfield’s Sophia Coggeshall on the “Gripped” Series

As drug use abounds in the series, some characters are trying their best to sober up, while others are getting deeper and deeper into substance abuse. How do you think readers can benefit from reading about Chris’s journey from the beginning of the series until now? Chris’s journey from the beginning of the series untilContinue reading “An Interview with Marshfield’s Sophia Coggeshall on the “Gripped” Series”

Sophia Coggeshall Reviews “Gripped Part 1” By Stacy A. Padula

Once I started reading the book, it was incredibly hard to put down for it is made up of a number of different storylines, ranging from the story of the football star, Taylor Dunkin, who throws his chances of being in the NFL away as he becomes involved in the growing opioid epidemic, to the stories of several different couples who face immense difficulties as they become entangled in drugs and alcohol.

Award-winning Y.A. Crime Novel Educates Teens on the Opioid Crisis

The latest addition to Stacy Padula’s Gripped series, “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story” brings suspense and drama to the ongoing story of the many teens and young adults in Montgomery Lake.

Filled with action, the storyline centers around Taylor Dunkin, a former football star who found himself entangled with serious drugs and an even more dangerous gang, on his journey to try to find his way again.

Nasin Groshek Reviews ‘Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told’ by Stacy Padula

Written by Nasin Groshek, Plymouth, Massachusetts Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is a fast-paced, compelling story about substance abuse and how it affects young adults’ relationships and future aspirations. I highly recommend this book to other high school and middle school students since they should easily relate to thisContinue reading “Nasin Groshek Reviews ‘Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told’ by Stacy Padula”

Marshfield High School Graduate Recommends “Taylor’s Story” to Teens

Written by Sophia Coggeshall, South Bend, Indiana “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story” by Stacy Padula is a must read that will constantly keep you at the edge of your seat! The action-packed addition to the Gripped Series simultaneously focuses in on two main storylines: Taylor Dunkin’s conflict in getting out of a dangerous crime ringContinue reading “Marshfield High School Graduate Recommends “Taylor’s Story” to Teens”

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

Written by Sophia Coggeshall, Marshfield, Massachusetts 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 inContinue reading ““Gripped 3: The Fallout” Can Open Parents’ Eyes to Important Teenage Issues”

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

Written by Sophia Coggeshall, Marshfield, MA 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 whoContinue reading ““Gripped 3” is Another Must-Read for Middle School & High School Students”

“Blindsided” Takes an Uncensored Look at Teen Substance Abuse & Its Effects on Relationships

Written by Sophia Coggeshall, Marshfield, Massachusetts Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy A. Padula provides the reader with a realistic, uncensored look into what it is like to deal with the lasting effects of drugs, specifically through the storylines of characters such as Taylor Dunkin, a recovering addict and drug dealer, and his relationship withContinue reading ““Blindsided” Takes an Uncensored Look at Teen Substance Abuse & Its Effects on Relationships”

New Teen Book Series’ Dynamic Characters Will Leave You Gripped

So far in the Gripped book series my two favorite characters are Chris Dunkin and Marc Dunkin. Despite having such a troubling childhood, neglected by his parents and left to be raised by his reckless older cousin, Chris lives his life putting the happiness of those around him before his own, a trait that makes me strongly admire his character.

Marshfield Senior Recommends Teens Read New Novel About Addiction

From reading Gripped Part 2: Blindsided, kids can learn how one seemingly harmless decision can lead to a series of drastic, uncontrollable consequences. Not only does the book reveal the dangerous, addictive effects that drugs have on teenagers, but it also reveals how drugs can cause both relationship and mental health problems as many of the characters in the novel become distant with their friends and family and suffer from extreme anxiety as a result of the drugs they have become entangled in.

Gripped on “Gripped” – Why Teens Will Love This New Book Series

As a young adult, I can relate to Gripped by Stacy A. Padula because I have witnessed firsthand some of the same issues within my own high school and friend group that the characters in the story have been through. I am at an age where the curiosity of experimentation along with peer pressure drive people to try things and do things that often lead to difficult and even dangerous consequences, and I have seen how one bad decision can lead to an immense amount of turmoil, as experienced by several of the characters in Gripped.

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