Jennifer O’Sullivan Recommends “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula

Jennifer O'Sullivan By Jennifer O'Sullivan, Dover, Massachusetts & Boston College I would highly recommend Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy Padula to any young adults in middle or high school because of the great lessons it can teach to impressionable kids, but also parents whose children may be about to enter this life stage. … Continue reading Jennifer O’Sullivan Recommends “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula

Plymouth Author Stacy Padula Talks Entrepreneurship on the ETOP Business Podcast

On Saturday January 30th, award-winning author Stacy Padula of Plymouth, Massachusetts was a guest on the business-based ETOP podcast out of Wisconsin. She discusses her two young adult book series, her upcoming children's book series with NBA Coach Brett Gunning, Briley & Baxter Publications, South Shore College Consulting & Tutoring, the Two Cuddly Dachshund store … Continue reading Plymouth Author Stacy Padula Talks Entrepreneurship on the ETOP Business Podcast

“Gripped” By Stacy Padula: “An Addictive Read”

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 The … Continue reading “Gripped” By Stacy Padula: “An Addictive Read”

New Young Adult Book Entertains, Educates, & Engages Teens and Parents

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts The plot of “Gripped Part 3: The Fallout” by Stacy A. Padula handles subjects such as substance abuse and relationship problems, both of which are prevalent in the lives of young adults. This book shows how even those who think they are “experimenting” with drugs can become ensnared in a … Continue reading New Young Adult Book Entertains, Educates, & Engages Teens and Parents

New Y.A. Book Shows Effects of Modern High School Peer Pressure

By Joanna Dakoyannis, Providence College Gripped 4: Smoke and Mirrors by Stacy Padula is the fascinating continuation of the story centered around a group of teens from Montgomery Lake High School.  They are influenced by older siblings and peers who are involved in drug and alcohol use. Taylor, the older sibling of Marc and Jordan … Continue reading New Y.A. Book Shows Effects of Modern High School Peer Pressure

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

Sophia Karnolt Written By Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA The transition period from middle school to high school is a very big milestone in teens. You are introduced to peer pressure and it also tests how strong you are to yourself. Young teens are brought into situations including different substances which shape who they turn out … Continue reading Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula

Xaverian Brothers Senior Reviews Stacy Padula’s “Gripped 2: Blindsided”

By Joe Siracusa—Braintree, Massachusetts Joseph Siracusa, Xaverian Brothers High School Class of 2021 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 … Continue reading Xaverian Brothers Senior Reviews Stacy Padula’s “Gripped 2: Blindsided”

Emily Han Discusses the Dual Timeline Development in Stacy Padula’s “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

Emily Han By Emily Han, Easton, Massachusetts As I read Gripped Part 4: Smoke and Mirrors by Stacy A. Padula, finding out how the characters’ past actions affected them in the present was my favorite part. The dual timelines in the novel show the choices the characters made previously as well as how those choices … Continue reading Emily Han Discusses the Dual Timeline Development in Stacy Padula’s “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

Mackenzie Wells Reviews “Gripped 2: Blindsided” by Stacy Padula

By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula is a cautionary tale for young adults, but it is also a humanizing story of those who have fallen into bad habits. Eighth graders Chris Dunkin, Cathy Kagelli, and Jason Davids are an integral part of their clique in their community, and are … Continue reading Mackenzie Wells Reviews “Gripped 2: Blindsided” by Stacy Padula