Jason’s Journey from Darkness to Faith in “The Aftermath”

Written by Lindsay Rourke - Kingston, Massachusetts In The Aftermath (MLH #3) by Stacy Padula, the reader becomes well acquainted with Jason Davids, the kid who has it all: brains, beauty, and popularity. A life full of fulfillment, so one should think. Despite his blessings, Jason has constantly fought off a void he felt from … Continue reading Jason’s Journey from Darkness to Faith in “The Aftermath”

Hingham High School Junior Shares Why Teens Should Be Reading The Gripped Series

Written by Charlie Hallal - Hingham, Massachusetts As a junior in high school, I would recommend Stacy Padula's book, Gripped #1: The Truth We Never Told, to any kid anywhere from middle school to college. This is due to the many ways I feel kids in this age group, including myself, can relate to the … Continue reading Hingham High School Junior Shares Why Teens Should Be Reading The Gripped Series

An Interview with Weymouth’s John Savage about Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters

After reading Gripped 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula, John Savage, a senior at Weymouth High School, was interviewed about the different characters. There are a few different storylines running through Gripped Part 1 because it is setting up the rest of the series. What storyline do you find the most interesting … Continue reading An Interview with Weymouth’s John Savage about Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters

Mackenzie Wells Analyzes Key Relationships in Stacy Padula’s Gripped Book Series

By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA In "Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors" by Stacy Padula, I loved seeing the dynamic between the three Dunkin brothers (Taylor, Jordan, and Marc), especially now as they are changing for the better. I think there have always been redeeming qualities in Marc’s relationship with Taylor. Even when Taylor was at … Continue reading Mackenzie Wells Analyzes Key Relationships in Stacy Padula’s Gripped Book Series

The Thrilling Search for Answers in Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors

By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA The fourth book in Stacy Padula's Gripped series will be captivating to anyone who likes mysteries or a thrilling search for answers. I believe “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” will still appeal to the same audience as the first three books while also drawing new readers to the series with … Continue reading The Thrilling Search for Answers in Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors

College Freshman Recommends Young Adult Book to Parents of Teenagers

Joanna Dakoyannis By Joanna Dakoyannis, Providence College I recommend Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy Padula to any teen or even parents of teens. Teens who read this book will be able to relate to familiar social situations that they are faced with in high school and college. Similarly, parents who read the Gripped book … Continue reading College Freshman Recommends Young Adult Book to Parents of Teenagers

Mackenzie Wells Reviews “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula

By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA In the fourth installment of Stacy Padula’s Gripped Book series, the stakes are higher as Taylor Dunkin struggles to save himself and protect the ones he loves. He never knew that a slippery slope could cause him to fall into such a pit of despair. As he tries to pull … Continue reading Mackenzie Wells Reviews “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula

Megan Farinacci Reviews “The Truth We Never Told”

Written by Megan Farinacci, Medfield, MAThe book Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is an eye opening novel that touches on the important issue of drug abuse among teens. Taylor Dunkin, a former all-star athlete at Montgomery High and quarterback for Northeastern's football team, struggles with a painkiller addiction. Ultimately, … Continue reading Megan Farinacci Reviews “The Truth We Never Told”