Who do you think could benefit from reading this book and why? I believe those in Jason’s position would benefit greatly from reading “The Aftermath” by Stacy A. Padula—those who, like Jason, are so lost they can not see how dark their life truly is, and those who struggle with drug abuse. This book displaysContinue reading “Q&A with Isabelle Semas on “The Aftermath””
Written by Isabelle Semas “Your entire school thinks you’re a heartless, drug addict, cheater of a boyfriend…” In “The Aftermath” by Stacy A. Padula, Jason Davids has hit rock bottom. His drug addiction is out of control, his girlfriend is out to ruin his reputation, and gossip links him to the local pastor’s daughter, Jessie. MyContinue reading “A Heartwarming Tale of Deliverance for Teens”
The Battle for Innocence by Stacy Padula is a story that can help teens navigate difficult relationships.
In The Battle for Innocence by Stacy A. Padula, a Young Adult/Realistic Fiction novel, the main character, Jon Anderson, is thrown into just what the quote above says: a whirlwind. The story is set in western Massachusetts, and is a back-story to the Montgomery Lake High book series.
Charlotte’s Thoughts: In “The Battle for Innocence,” the reader gains valuable insight into the background of the Montgomery Lake High characters. This book is important for the audience to understand how many of the relationships in the present day came to be, like Chantal and Jon’s friendship. It is surprising to see how much theirContinue reading “A High School Senior Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula”
Can faith and reason co-exist? Every day, teenagers are faced with difficult situations that challenge their faith and moral compass. The Aftermath follows a group of students from Montgomery Lake High School, specifically Jason Davids and Jessie Robins. At age fifteen, Jason appears to have it all together: high grades, popular friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and any drug that promises enjoyment at his disposal. Despite this, there is a persistent emptiness inside his heart. After attempting to fill the void with achievements, relationships, and illicit substances, Jason finds himself intrigued by Jessie, a quiet and rather plain girl, who is the daughter of a local pastor. How is it possible that she stands for everything Jason opposes yet possesses the one thing he has been searching for all along?
Written by Elizabeth Harvey of Needham, MA (Class of 2017) Chris: Chris is a compassionate young man, but has always been an unintentional troublemaker since the 7th grade. Chris’s parents both work a lot and frequently travel, leaving Chris in the care of his older cousins who love to party. Because of his parents absenceContinue reading “A Teen’s Take on the MLH Characters”
Written by Elizabeth Harvey of Needham, MA Jason has been at war with himself for a long time. He has such a strong void in his life and he knows that something is missing and he hates that feeling. Jason relies on drugs and alcohol to cope with the missing piece in his life: God.Continue reading “The Spiritual Battle in “The Aftermath””
Montgomery Lake High #5: The Forces Within After being trapped inside his own body, unable to communicate with anyone but his own thoughts, Andy Rosetti finally wakes up from the coma that controlled his life for one month. But upon awakening, Andy finds himself and his friends in an unfamiliar setting: a mansion riddled with secretContinue reading “Spiritual Warfare in The Forces Within”
From now until New Years Day, all Kindle editions of the “Montgomery Lake High” book series will be on sale for $2.99! These can be read on all iPhone, iPad, and Android devices with the free Kindle App. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a blessed 2017!
Kids have a lot of questions… that is no secret! But someone has a haunting secret (and plethora of questions) bound within the pages of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy Padula.
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Stacy will be interviewed about the Montgomery Lake High book series by WATD 95.9 FM and WSMA 90.5 FM on April 26th. Tune in to listen: 8:40am on 95.9 FM (for information click here) 5:00pm on 90.5 FM (His Kids Ministry)