Raw & Realistic Y.A. Fiction Novel Prepares Kids For High School

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

“Gripped” Relationships: Chris Dunkin & Lisa Ankerman

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

Jordan Dunkin, the Black Sheep of “Gripped” or Not?

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?

Rebecca Ronning on the Young Adult Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide” by Stacy 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