Written by Lindsay Rourke, Kingston, MA 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 awayContinue reading “Raw & Realistic Y.A. Fiction Novel Prepares Kids For High School”
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?
In preparation for an upcoming interview with Doug Llewelyn – Why do you feel your books are necessary for young adults to read? My books share the raw truth about opioid addiction, as well as other substances, in a realistic and relatable way. Drugs pose an empty promise for fulfillment, which often leads to self-destruction and hurts many others in the process. I want to help kids avoid the heartache that goes along with substance abuse and find positive/beneficial outlets for their energy. There is an immense amount of social pressure on teens today. Between social media and technology, they are constantly connected and can easily lose touch with themselves. They face enormous pressure to fit in with their peers and often lose themselves in the process…
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””
Written by Elizabeth Harvey, Dana Hall Class of 2017 The Forces Within is a story that explores the power of spirituality and the battle that many teenagers go through when faced with tough decisions. The story focuses on life after Andy Rossetti wakes up from his coma and what his recovery process looks like, includingContinue reading “A Teen’s Review of The Forces Within by Stacy Padula”
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!
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.Continue reading “Stacy Padula to be Featured at Barnes & Noble’s 2016 Teen Book Festival”