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.

There’s Much to Learn from Chris Dunkin’s Character Arc in “Gripped” by Stacy Padula

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula gives important insight into the minds of many teens during their high school years. While, oftentimes, the characters are not making the best decisions, it shows that usually these decisions are made worse due to outside factors going on in theContinue reading “There’s Much to Learn from Chris Dunkin’s Character Arc in “Gripped” by Stacy Padula”

“Gripped 3” Shows Deeper Causes of Teen Substance Abuse Than Many Would Think

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula is a Y.A. fiction novel about substance abuse and relationships. It shows readers that drug abuse stems from deeper issues within people’s lives—more than just bad influences or hanging out with the wrong crowd. While there are some bad influencers inContinue reading ““Gripped 3” Shows Deeper Causes of Teen Substance Abuse Than Many Would Think”

A Fascinating Page Turner with an Important Message for Teens

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Stacy Padula’s Gripped Part 3: The Fallout is a captivating story, following the plot of teens on their journeys to sobriety or falling deeper into drug use. This story continues with the main characters of the past two books now coming up on their freshman year at Montgomery LakeContinue reading “A Fascinating Page Turner with an Important Message for Teens”

Y.A. Novel Demonstrates that Addiction Does Not Discriminate

Stacy Padula’s story, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided is a 5/5 star read, as it is a captivating and revealing story on the dangers of drugs. An important read for people of all ages, this book shows how drugs can become a prominent factor in anyone’s life, even those who it would be least suspected of. The novel is able to keep the reader curious and engaged with each chapter, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

Y.A. Novel “Blindsided” Shows How Even The Most Unlikely Teens Can Fall Victim to Substance Abuse

Stacy Padula’s story, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided is a 5/5 star read, as it is a captivating and revealing story on the dangers of drugs. An important read for people of all ages, this book shows how drugs can become a prominent factor in anyone’s life, even those who it would be least suspected of. The novel is able to keep the reader curious and engaged with each chapter, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

Duxbury High School Junior Reviews ‘Gripped’ by Stacy Padula

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Stacy Padula’s Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told, is a realistic depiction of teens of all ages and their battles with peer pressure and substance abuse. The story brings in many characters of all different ages who all unite through a common friend group and environment. OneContinue reading “Duxbury High School Junior Reviews ‘Gripped’ by Stacy Padula”

Duxbury High School Junior Recommends Y.A. Novel ‘Gripped’ to Teens – Here’s Why

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Stacy Padula’s young adult novel, Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told, is a realistic depiction of teens of all ages and their battles with peer pressure and substance abuse. Though I have not gotten into situations of the same magnitude as shown in Gripped, I relate toContinue reading “Duxbury High School Junior Recommends Y.A. Novel ‘Gripped’ to Teens – Here’s Why”

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