Written By Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA The transition period from middle school to high school is a very big milestone in teens. You are introduced to peer pressure and it also tests how strong you are to yourself. Young teens are brought into situations including different substances which shape who they turn out to be. … Continue reading Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula
By Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA & Thayer Academy In “The Aftermath” by Stacy A. Padula, the story continues to focus on Jason Davids and the fight he has with substances and alcohol but it also highlights a new struggle in his life, which is the feeling that he has to live up to his older … Continue reading Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Aftermath” by Stacy Padula
By Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA & Thayer Academy As a senior in high school, I think all teenagers could benefit from reading “The Aftermath” by Stacy A. Padula, especially high-schoolers who feel they don’t know their place or anyone who feels lost. This book mainly focuses on the struggles of being caught up in popularity … Continue reading Young Adult Book Captures Modern Teen Life & the Social Pressures Faced By High School Students
Written by Sophia Karnolt Jason Davids has not slept in thirty-seven hours. He glances at his clock: 7:20 p.m. You can do this, Jason, he says to himself. Just get up and go. Go tell them the truth. Tell everyone at Alyssa’s party that you found Andy’s body. Tell them that he looked dead. Tell … Continue reading Lessons of Faith in Darkness
Written by Sophia Karnolt Darkness is something that a lot of people suffer from at a point in their life, especially high school students. Depression is unfortunately very common in high schoolers and even for older people. Everyone knows the feeling of darkness and wants to find the light at the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading Faith Shines Through When Darkness Tries to Hide
Written by Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA What I enjoyed most about The Right Person by Stacy A. Padula was how the book showed the truth about the beginning of high school, but it didn’t glorify it like most movies and other books do. This book really illustrated the struggles most freshmen have as they start … Continue reading Thayer Academy Senior Reviews Stacy Padula’s “The Right Person”
Written by Sophia Karnolt—Kingston, MA High school expectations and experiences are different for everyone. It’s a learning experience that challenges each person; you stay true to yourself or fall and get lost. The Right Person, by Stacy Padula, shares the tests some high school students at Montgomery Lake High face as they begin their year. … Continue reading Y.A. Book Provides Encouragement for High School Students
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