Olivia Syat Breaks Down the Characters and Relationships in “Gripped 2”

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”

“Gripped Part 3” is a Portal into the Mind of a Teenager

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

“Blindsided” Sheds Light on Teen Experiences Often Hidden Behind Closed Doors

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

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