‘Gripped’ Series Addresses Social Issues Relevant to Today’s Teen Culture

Written by Megan Farinacci, Medfield, MA I really enjoyed Stacy Padula’s book, Gripped Part 3: The Fallout. The novel starts off in the present day and jumps back eight months, then comes full circle, ending in the present day. As a reader you are able to see the character development throughout the book. As many … Continue reading ‘Gripped’ Series Addresses Social Issues Relevant to Today’s Teen Culture

UNH Sophomore Recommends “Smoke & Mirrors” to Parents of Teenagers

By Jenna Finnerty, University of New Hampshire I recommend “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula to teens and parents for a multitude of reasons. First of all, I think teens should read it because it gives good insight into what people deal with once they get wrapped up in drugs. Second, I think … Continue reading UNH Sophomore Recommends “Smoke & Mirrors” to Parents of Teenagers

New Teen Novel Helps Kids Make Smart Decisions in the Face of Peer Pressure

Written by Jenna Finnerty, Durham, NH Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy A. Padula shows the effects that drugs have on the characters’ lives and the ways pills, such as opiates and benzos, can change someone’s personality, as well as their relationships with other people. Hopefully by reading about the characters’ situations, teens will … Continue reading New Teen Novel Helps Kids Make Smart Decisions in the Face of Peer Pressure

Gripped Part 3: The Fallout

“As with the other Gripped books, both adults and younger readers will thoroughly enjoy this story and learn from the realistic depiction of the struggles that high school and college students face. Hopefully, this will spark essential conversations between friends, parents, and children.” – E. Harvey, Emerson College

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