The Flashbacks Kept Me Gripped – “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

Michael Farinacci By Michael Farinacci, University of Notre Dame In Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy Padula, I loved the multiple, intertwining storylines. It seemed as if every time a question was answered, at least two more questions arose due. The book also contained lots of action and different scenes, which made it a … Continue reading The Flashbacks Kept Me Gripped – “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

New Y.A. Book Prepares Teens to Boldy Face Temptations Prevalent in High School

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts While “Gripped Part 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy A. Padula could be an engaging book for many readers, I believe it would be most intriguing to teens and young adults. For high-schoolers in particular, the themes and topics are relatable and relevant. For any teens faced with the difficulties of … Continue reading New Y.A. Book Prepares Teens to Boldy Face Temptations Prevalent in High School

The Mystery & Crime in Stacy Padula’s New Y.A. Thriller “Smoke & Mirrors” is Captivating Teen Readers

By Jennifer O'Sullivan, Boston College Jennifer O'Sullivan As an avid reader, I love mystery and crime in any book, so I am extremely curious to see what ends up happening in Stacy Padula's upcoming Gripped Part 5 concerning Taylor Dunkin and his involvement in the drug and crime ring. At the end of Gripped Part … Continue reading The Mystery & Crime in Stacy Padula’s New Y.A. Thriller “Smoke & Mirrors” is Captivating Teen Readers

Providence College Freshman Joanna Dakoyannis Discusses “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

Joanna Dakoyannis By Joanna Dakoyannis—Providence College Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy A. Padula delves into the lives of some of the older, college-aged characters in the series. Although the previous books have mentioned them, there is more insight on Taylor, Jordan, Michelle, Missy, and some of their other friends. The focus on different characters … Continue reading Providence College Freshman Joanna Dakoyannis Discusses “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

Relatable Characters Make Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Book Series a Teen Favorite

Joseph Siracusa is currently the president of the senior class at Xaverian Brother’s High School. In his free time, Joseph enjoys graphic designing, playing soccer, watching sports, and learning about many different topics. Joseph plans on studying finance in college, in hopes of pursuing a career in it. Written by Joseph Siracusa, Braintree, MA In … Continue reading Relatable Characters Make Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Book Series a Teen Favorite

Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula

Sophia Karnolt Written By Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA I recommend "The Battle for Innocence" by Stacy Padula to anyone who is about to enter high school because it highlights the importance of keeping your morals and staying true to what you believe. Peer Pressure is a big encounter that many people entering high school experience … Continue reading Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula