“Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” Opens Parents Eyes to Pressures Commonly Faced in High School & College

By Jennifer O'Sullivan, Dover, Massachusetts & Boston College As someone who recently graduated high school, I definitely feel like relevant teenage topics are covered in Stacy Padula's "Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors," because I saw people end up in situations very similar to the ones mentioned in this book. From complicated relationships and friendships to … Continue reading “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” Opens Parents Eyes to Pressures Commonly Faced in High School & College

Boston College Freshman Jennifer O’Sullivan Shares Her Thoughts on Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters

By Jennifer O'Sullivan, Boston College Jennifer O'Sullivan As a teenager, I love the casual writing style of Stacy Padula's Gripped book series because it makes me feel connected to the characters and their stories. I can actually imagine myself right there with the characters, which makes it much more realistic and relatable. Additionally, I get … Continue reading Boston College Freshman Jennifer O’Sullivan Shares Her Thoughts on Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters

The Mystery & Crime in Stacy Padula’s New Y.A. Thriller “Smoke & Mirrors” is Captivating Teen Readers

By Jennifer O'Sullivan, Boston College Jennifer O'Sullivan As an avid reader, I love mystery and crime in any book, so I am extremely curious to see what ends up happening in Stacy Padula's upcoming Gripped Part 5 concerning Taylor Dunkin and his involvement in the drug and crime ring. At the end of Gripped Part … Continue reading The Mystery & Crime in Stacy Padula’s New Y.A. Thriller “Smoke & Mirrors” is Captivating Teen Readers

Jennifer O’Sullivan Recommends “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula

Jennifer O'Sullivan By Jennifer O'Sullivan, Dover, Massachusetts & Boston College I would highly recommend Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy Padula to any young adults in middle or high school because of the great lessons it can teach to impressionable kids, but also parents whose children may be about to enter this life stage. … Continue reading Jennifer O’Sullivan Recommends “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy Padula

Teens and Parents Will Benefit from Reading This New Y.A. Novel

Joanna Dakoyannis is a recent graduate of Dover-Sherborn High School. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, going to the gym, running track for her high school team and loves cheering on the team at school sporting events. She plans to be a science major in college and hopes to eventually attend dental school. Written by Joanna … Continue reading Teens and Parents Will Benefit from Reading This New Y.A. Novel

New Y.A. Fiction Book Takes a Sobering Look at Teenage Substance Abuse

Joanna Dakoyannis recently graduated from Dover-Sherborn High School and plans to attend Providence College this fall. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, going to the gym, running track for her high school team and loves cheering on the team at school sporting events. She plans to be a science major in college and hopes to eventually … Continue reading New Y.A. Fiction Book Takes a Sobering Look at Teenage Substance Abuse

“The Battle for Innocence” is An Eye-opening Book for Teens

Written by Joanna Dakoyannis of Dover-Sherborn High School The Battle for Innocence, by Stacy A. Padula, is the latest piece to the puzzle in the MLH series.  This book allows the reader insight to the events and influences that shaped the lives of the characters in the MLH series.  Before all coming together at Montgomery … Continue reading “The Battle for Innocence” is An Eye-opening Book for Teens

Jennifer O’Sullivan on Jason Davids, Protagonist of “The Aftermath”

Article by Jennifer O'Sullivan of Dover-Sherborn High School Instagram @jds_on Jason Davids is a character that has always sparked my interest; he’s smart, funny, confident, good-looking, well-loved and wealthy, yet he always found his life to be empty and sad, and turned to drugs as an escape. His hostile attitude intrigued me, because he seemed … Continue reading Jennifer O’Sullivan on Jason Davids, Protagonist of “The Aftermath”