Written by Joseph Siracusa, Braintree, MA In Stacy Padula’s best-selling Gripped book series, the character I relate most to is Marc Dunkin. Marc is a hard-working athlete and scholar who is trying his best to stay away from the substance abuse epidemic in Montgomery, while at the same time hanging around lots of people whoContinue reading “Relatable Characters Make Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Book Series a Teen Favorite”
Written by Joseph Siracusa, Braintree, MA The novel Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy A. Padula is definitely an addictive read (no pun intended). The strong bond between the teen and young adult community of Montgomery is unbreakable—that is- until an epidemic floods the influence of these young lives. To goContinue reading ““Gripped” By Stacy Padula: “An Addictive Read””
By Joe Siracusa—Braintree, Massachusetts The novel Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy A. Padula portrays the damaged relationships of many characters as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. When Taylor, the older brother of Marc and Jordan, begins to attempt recovering from addiction, he has to also deal with the drug epidemic he hasContinue reading “Xaverian Brothers Senior Reviews Stacy Padula’s “Gripped 2: Blindsided””
By Joe Siracusa—Braintree, Massachusetts As seen in “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided” by Stacy A. Padula, drug use and sexual intercourse are very present in high school culture. Reading this book as a senior in high school is a very enjoyable and informative way to learn about the dangers of these topics. The whole Gripped series shouldContinue reading “An Enjoyable & Informative Way For Teens to Learn about the Dangers of Drug Abuse”
Written by Joseph Siracusa, Braintree, MA Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy A. Padula is a great novel for readers at the middle school and high school level. The two main storylines of Gripped Part 1 provide an insight into the characters of the novel and the significant changes that ariseContinue reading “Senior Class President at Xaverian Brothers Shares His Thoughts on “Gripped” by Stacy Padula”
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