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

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 drug addiction … Continue reading New Y.A. Book Prepares Teens to Boldy Face Temptations Prevalent in High School

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

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 serious addiction, … Continue reading New Young Adult Book Entertains, Educates, & Engages Teens and Parents

Young Adult Book Teaches Teens the Importance of Choosing Relationships Wisely

By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided” by Stacy A. Padula unveils the raw truth behind prescription and recreational drug addiction. These topics—though uncomfortable to speak about with young teens—are far too prevalent in our society to be ignored. The Gripped series portrays exactly how this process takes place through an engaging storyline.  By reading this … Continue reading Young Adult Book Teaches Teens the Importance of Choosing Relationships Wisely

Recommended Y.A. Christian Read: The Battle for Innocence

Written by Isabelle Semas “The Battle for Innocence,” by Stacy Padula, takes readers two years into the past.  The characters, though they are young, begin to be exposed to things such as sex, drugs, and alcohol.  Each must decide if they will fall into temptation or abstain from these fleeting pleasures. This book is honest … Continue reading Recommended Y.A. Christian Read: The Battle for Innocence

This Y.A. Book is Full of Useful Messages for Teens

Written by Isabelle Semas I believe people struggling with guilt or addiction could benefit from reading “When Darkness Tries to Hide” by Stacy A. Padula. Protagonist Jason Davids struggles with both throughout this book, and the plot displays his struggles.  He tries many things to solve his problems on his own, until he is broken.  Those … Continue reading This Y.A. Book is Full of Useful Messages for Teens