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Review Written by Kelly Mitchell – Newton Country Day Class of 2018

It has been three weeks since a terrible storm left Andy in a coma, and for Jason Davids, nothing has been the same. Jason, the most popular freshman boy at Montgomery Lake High School, recognizes that he needs to make a change in life and give up the partying lifestyle he has been a part of for the past two years. Jason discovers this task is not going to be easy and struggles to turn away from darkness, as he is constantly presented with new temptations. Jason must decide whether to go back into the daze he has been living in or look for a new source of strength to help him win his battle over his addictions.
I would recommend this book to anyone in middle school or high school, as it touches on topics very prevalent to this age group: temptation, gossip, popularity, and prayer. It reminds readers that one’s reputation in high school will be insignificant to the rest of our lives, and that, therefore, people should focus on more important matters such as their relationship with God.

 

On Sale This Week for Only $3.99 (Kindle)

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$13.00 (Paperback)
Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon

 Barnes & Noble – Leominster, MA 

 

Author Stacy A. Padula will be featured at Barnes & Noble’s 2016 B-Fest Teen Book Festival in Leominster, Massachusetts on June 11th. She will be signing books from 12-1:30pm and speaking with teens about her young adult book series.

 

About the Author
Stacy Padula, a native of Pembroke, Massachusetts, has accrued years of experience working with adolescents. She has been a mentor, life coach, youth group leader, and private educational consultant with extensive experience in the fields of college counseling, tutoring, standardized test preparation, and Christian counseling.
Stacy’s first novel, “The Right Person,” was published in 2010. At that time, she was the program director of JBG Educational Group: a company of about thirty educators who work closely with young adults and their families on everything under the academic blanket. She served as JBG’s program director/director of operations for multiple years and helped the founder/president develop many facets of the company, including curriculum. Throughout her time at JBG, she continued working on the Montgomery Lake High book series. Although the series is “young adult fiction,” it is closely based on realistic situations that high school students encounter.
In 2011, “When Darkness Tries to Hide” was published, followed by “The Aftermath” (Padula’s personal favorite) in 2013. In 2014, both “The Battle for Innocence” and “The Forces Within” were released, and in 2015, all five books hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble. For Stacy, it was a dream come true to see her books for sale in the popular, mainstream bookstore.
Background: Stacy was a Presidential Scholar at Wentworth and on the Dean’s List. Additionally, she was featured in Who’s Who Among American High School Students and in Cambridge Who’s Who for Young Professionals. She also won the Academic Achievement Award for having the highest GPA in Miss Teen Southern New England. In 2009, she became a certified academic tutor through the International Tutor Association.
Stacy wrote the Montgomery Lake High books in the hopes of preparing teens to face the “war zone” that is high school–-to help kids deal with the stress and peer pressure, and to encourage them to “steer a straight path, pursue God, and not fall for the false promises of the world.”
In her spare time, Stacy enjoys skiing, going to Bruins games, reading about Psychology, taking her dogs to the beach, and spending time with her family, boyfriend, and friends.

 

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Stacy Padula’s novels The Aftermath and The Forces Within hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble this month. 



They are available at various locations, and a limited number of autographed copies are available in Hingham, Massachusetts. A formal book signing will be scheduled shortly. Time and location TBD.


What is the Montgomery Lake High book series?

About Stacy Padula

Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person

padDaily, teenagers enter into the war between being true to themselves and fitting in with their peers. One such troubled teen is Chris Dunkin, who has been a substance abuser since age twelve. Now fifteen, he is drinking alcohol more often and using heavy drugs to keep himself high.

His grades, relationships, and dream of becoming a professional football player are quickly slipping through his fingers. Starved for strength and willpower, Chris knows that he is in over his head.

One evening, a ray of hope shines into his dark world in an unexpected form. Fed with the food of encouragement, Chris sets out on a quest to find the true meaning of freedom.

This story of teenage acceptance and the battle over moral convictions will hit home with many teens looking for answers.

On sale today at Barnes & Noble

To support the victims of the senseless tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon, The Montgomery Lake High book series will donate 100% of its profits made during the month of April to the New England Patriots Boston Marathon relief fund. The Krafts will match 100% of the donations made (up to $100,000). So that means 200% of MLH’s profit rate will go to the victims! Books can be purchased online through Barnes & Noble or Amazon. #prayforboston http://www.montgomerylakehigh.com/

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