Written by Olivia Syat, Sharon, Massachusetts At the beginning of the Gripped book series, my opinions of multiple characters were different from what they are now because the story told in parts 1 and 2 sheds light on past experiences, providing the reader with greater insight into the characters’ rationales, motivations, and backgrounds. At first, … Continue reading Olivia Syat Breaks Down the Characters and Relationships in “Gripped 2”
The book Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told, by Stacy Padula quite literally “grips” the reader into the story, resulting in the inability to put the book down. It transforms readers into the mysterious, yet intriguing realm of young adults, teaching valuable lessons in a journey through the pages.
Written by Olivia Syat, Sharon, Massachusetts Young adult novel, Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy A. Padula touches upon the use of Adderall, acid, marijuana, alcohol, and Xanax. For that reason, parents may not want their children to read the novel. However, I believe tweens and teens can gain an immense amount of insight … Continue reading “Gripped Part 3” is a Portal into the Mind of a Teenager
Written by Olivia Syat, Sharon, Massachusetts I strongly believe Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula should be read by young adults in middle school and high school. The novel depicts the harsh reality of how drugs can alter one’s life completely. Rather than glorifying the party lifestyle of teens, it draws awareness to the … Continue reading “Blindsided” Sheds Light on Teen Experiences Often Hidden Behind Closed Doors
Written by Olivia Syat of Sharon, Massachusetts The second book in the Amazon best-selling Gripped book series, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula, put me in a trance. After indulging in the first chapter, my eyes were unable to be removed from the pages. Moving from present day of all the characters to the … Continue reading New Fiction Series Helps Teens Overcome Rough Patches
When a book is published, people see the author’s name on the cover, but hardly ever do they hear about the team of people who helped bring the story to fruition. Yet, behind the scenes, a group of talented individuals may have provided insight and feedback to help the author keep the book relevant to … Continue reading The People Behind the Gripped Book Series
Article by Olivia Syat of Sharon, MA I recommend Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told to young adults because of its ability to capture the reality of middle school/high school. Although the book mainly serves as a tool to help teens realize they are not alone in their struggles, I believe parents should … Continue reading A New Kind of Teen Book Series Hits the Shelves!
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