Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami I think that all teenagers should read “The Forces Within” as they will learn a great amount about the final development of characters in the MLH series and how it could correlate to their own lives. All of the key messages that were mentioned throughout the series are … Continue reading Kyle Banker on the 5th & Final Installment of the MLH Book Series
High school consists of the four most transformative years of your life, both academically and socially. The introductions of parties, substances, peer pressure, and popularity can completely change one’s personality and mindset. In “The Right Person,” Stacy Padula tells the story of a group of freshmen at Montgomery Lake High as they encounter and face countless social scenarios that change their lifestyles for the long run.
Kyle Banker of Needham, Massachusetts is a senior at Beaver Country Day School. He will be attending the University of Miami in the fall as a biology major. This month, Kyle read “The Right Person” – a young adult novel by Stacy Padula – and shared some insightful feedback.
There are a few different storylines running through Gripped Part 1 because it is setting up the rest of the series. What storyline do you find the most interesting and why? I think that the storyline between Cathy and Jason is most compelling to me because of their dual perspective of how they see the … Continue reading Looking Ahead to Gripped Part 2 with Kyle Banker
The Gripped Book Series has an array of main characters, who range in age from twelve to twenty-three. Although they have vastly different struggles, values, and personalities, their lives are indisputably entwined. Kyle Banker, a Communications Intern for the Gripped book series, read “Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told” and shared his insight on the characters. His responses are below:
Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami After “The Battle for Innocence,” every reader was left wondering about what Andy would say after they last saw him waking up in his hospital bed. After a long month in Montgomery, it is clear that things have changed since he was in a coma, as many relationships … Continue reading The Forces Within: Advice Between the Lines of a Y.A. Thriller
Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula is a very helpful resource for teens, as it proves if you stick to your morals, good things will happen. In relation to the main character, Chantal Kagelli, the reader saw her face many challenges in the novel, mostly through her … Continue reading Y.A. Novel Inspires Teens to Stick to Their Morals
Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami The transition from middle school to high school is very important, as it sets up teens for four crucial years of their lives. However, in the modern-day, this change may not be as smooth, as many teens are introduced to parties, drugs, alcohol, and sex. Yet, how exactly … Continue reading The Battle for Innocence
Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami Everyone goes through a reflection period where they can determine that they could be smarter and kinder with their actions and choices while in high school, especially as a freshman. After being exposed to parties, drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, and popularity, many teenagers can decide whether they are … Continue reading Fiction Book Helps Teens Prepare for High School
Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami As a freshman in college, I think that teenagers would benefit from reading “The Aftermath” by Stacy Padula, as it showcases the prevalence of drugs in high school, and how these substances can be very harmful to one’s life progression. However, it is important to see main character … Continue reading Teen Novel about Addiction Provides Hope for Redemption and Recovery