Teen Novel "The Right Person" Prepares Kids for the Social Pressures of High School

Written by Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA The Right Person by Stacy A. Padula takes like an authentic glimpse into the lives and minds of high school freshmen. It can be easy to forget or ignore the pressures and social stresses placed on young teenagers, but this story provides an intimate view of the exciting and … Continue reading Teen Novel "The Right Person" Prepares Kids for the Social Pressures of High School

Teen Novel Educates Kids About the Perils of Substance Abuse

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami Being a freshman in high school is one of the most pivotal points in one's life, both academically and (mostly) socially. Being exposed to parties, drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, and popularity can completely change one’s personality and mindset. In “When Darkness Tries to Hide,” author Stacy Padula tells … Continue reading Teen Novel Educates Kids About the Perils of Substance Abuse

Why Teens Want to Read "The Right Person"

Written by Kyle Banker, Coral Gables, FL I recommend “The Right Person” by Stacy A. Padula to all incoming high school students, as this novel brings out the truth in how high school can change relationships very quickly. Furthermore, this novel heavily touches upon how drugs and alcohol can have a great effect on one’s … Continue reading Why Teens Want to Read "The Right Person"

New Young Adult Novel Takes an Uncensored Look at the Opioid Crisis

Written by Caroline Markley, Marshfield, Massachusetts The new young adult book, Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy A. Padula is an intriguing book that allows readers to relate to characters in the story and learn from the things they have done. From this story, one can learn about the tragedy of … Continue reading New Young Adult Novel Takes an Uncensored Look at the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts Author's Fundraiser to Help Save Australian Wildlife – Please Share!

Catastrophic fires, the worst drought in history, and record high temperatures are taking a tragic toll on Australian wildlife. On January 10, 2020, Massachusetts Author, Stacy Padula of Plymouth announced that 50% of January's proceeds from two of her best-selling novels will be donated to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization. It is impossible to know how many … Continue reading Massachusetts Author's Fundraiser to Help Save Australian Wildlife – Please Share!

Fiction Novel Addresses the Struggle for Acceptance Teens Commonly Face in High School

Written by Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA The young adult novel, The Right Person by Stacy A. Padula takes an intimate view into the lives of a group of freshmen in high school. I recommend The Right Person to young adults entering into, or currently in, high school. This story inserts itself into the world of … Continue reading Fiction Novel Addresses the Struggle for Acceptance Teens Commonly Face in High School

A Must-Read Novel For All High School Students

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami As a freshman in college, I think that all teenagers who read “When Darkness Tries to Hide” (Montgomery Lake High Series, #2) by Stacy A. Padula will benefit by being introduced to the reality that all young adults will be exposed to drugs and alcohol, and many teenagers … Continue reading A Must-Read Novel For All High School Students

Why "Gripped" is a Must Read for Every High School Student

Written by Caroline Markley of Marshfield, Massachusetts Caroline Markley, Marshfield, Massachusetts As a senior in high school, I recommend the young adult novel Gripped by Stacy A. Padula to my friends and classmates. This book is about teenagers in high school, and it talks about what they are going through—socially, personally, and emotionally—so it is … Continue reading Why "Gripped" is a Must Read for Every High School Student

Olivia Syat Breaks Down the Characters and Relationships in "Gripped 2"

Written by Olivia Syat, Sharon, Massachusetts Olivia Syat 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. … Continue reading Olivia Syat Breaks Down the Characters and Relationships in "Gripped 2"