Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula is a book that showcases significant shifts in relationships within Montgomery. In this novel, Chris Dunkin is still continuing to stay away from drugs and parties, but that has come with the question about whether he should hold onto Courtney … Continue reading Teen Fiction Novel Shows the Impact of Drugs on Relationships
Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula touches upon the use of Adderall, acid, marijuana, alcohol, and Xanax. For that reason, parents may not want their children to read the novel. However, the author feels there is much to be learned. I believe that there is a … Continue reading Teen Novel Sends Hopeful Message about Recovery
Written by Lindsay Rourke, Kingston, MA https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GKMHWO/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 For so many, high school is the start to a young adult’s independence, an opportunity to attest newly developed characters, morals, and will power. A time to leave that juvenile teen behind, and develop into adolescence. Modern young adult literature depicts high school in an unrealistic way, shying … Continue reading Raw & Realistic Y.A. Fiction Novel Prepares Kids For High School
Today, we continue our character relationship series with Chris Dunkin and Lisa Ankerman. There is certainly some unfinished business between these two. They dated for over a year but broke up for reasons better explained in Gripped 2. Lisa is perhaps the person Chris has loved most in life—if not his best friend Jason @jds_on … Continue reading “Gripped” Relationships: Chris Dunkin & Lisa Ankerman
Article by Michael Farinacci—Medfield, Massachusetts Michael Farinacci Since Gripped Part 2: Blindsided, Jordan Dunkin has been, by far, the most intriguing character in my opinion. At the University of Notre Dame, he has a high GPA, has joined the Catholic club, and is starting at wide receiver on one of the best football teams in … Continue reading Jordan Dunkin, the Black Sheep of “Gripped” or Not?
Growing up in the shadow of two NFL-destined cousins, Chris Dunkin has high hopes for his own future in football. However, a drug addiction threatens to destroy everything he has worked hard to attain. When Chris...
Throughout The Right Person by Stacy Padula, loyalty and faith were common themes in many scenarios. Several characters had certain desires but knew that they had to stay loyal to a person or to a commitment. Additionally, God being a place of strength became increasingly apparent as the story advanced.
Caitlin Shields, a college freshman, shares why teens should read “The Right Person” by Stacy A. Padula
How did your opinion of Jason change as you read the story? Jason changed for the better when he came to realize the benefits that having faith can bring into your life. Faith and spirituality, individual to all and regardless of form, is something one can always return to as a grounding element at times … Continue reading Rebecca Ronning on the Young Adult Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide” by Stacy Padula
Charlotte Silverman is a senior at Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts. Below she shares her opinion of a young adult book "The Right Person," which is the first book in Stacy Padula's Montgomery Lake High Book Series, which is frequently listed as an Amazon best seller for YA books dealing with peer pressure and … Continue reading I recommend this book for parents & teens!