There’s Much to Learn from Chris Dunkin’s Character Arc in “Gripped” by Stacy Padula

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula gives important insight into the minds of many teens during their high school years. While, oftentimes, the characters are not making the best decisions, it shows that usually these decisions are made worse due to outside factors going on in theContinue reading “There’s Much to Learn from Chris Dunkin’s Character Arc in “Gripped” by Stacy Padula”

“Gripped 3” Shows Deeper Causes of Teen Substance Abuse Than Many Would Think

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Gripped Part 3: The Fallout by Stacy Padula is a Y.A. fiction novel about substance abuse and relationships. It shows readers that drug abuse stems from deeper issues within people’s lives—more than just bad influences or hanging out with the wrong crowd. While there are some bad influencers inContinue reading ““Gripped 3” Shows Deeper Causes of Teen Substance Abuse Than Many Would Think”

A Fascinating Page Turner with an Important Message for Teens

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Stacy Padula’s Gripped Part 3: The Fallout is a captivating story, following the plot of teens on their journeys to sobriety or falling deeper into drug use. This story continues with the main characters of the past two books now coming up on their freshman year at Montgomery LakeContinue reading “A Fascinating Page Turner with an Important Message for Teens”

Y.A. Novel Demonstrates that Addiction Does Not Discriminate

Stacy Padula’s story, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided is a 5/5 star read, as it is a captivating and revealing story on the dangers of drugs. An important read for people of all ages, this book shows how drugs can become a prominent factor in anyone’s life, even those who it would be least suspected of. The novel is able to keep the reader curious and engaged with each chapter, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

Y.A. Novel “Blindsided” Shows How Even The Most Unlikely Teens Can Fall Victim to Substance Abuse

Stacy Padula’s story, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided is a 5/5 star read, as it is a captivating and revealing story on the dangers of drugs. An important read for people of all ages, this book shows how drugs can become a prominent factor in anyone’s life, even those who it would be least suspected of. The novel is able to keep the reader curious and engaged with each chapter, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

Duxbury High School Junior Reviews ‘Gripped’ by Stacy Padula

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Stacy Padula’s Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told, is a realistic depiction of teens of all ages and their battles with peer pressure and substance abuse. The story brings in many characters of all different ages who all unite through a common friend group and environment. OneContinue reading “Duxbury High School Junior Reviews ‘Gripped’ by Stacy Padula”

Duxbury High School Junior Recommends Y.A. Novel ‘Gripped’ to Teens – Here’s Why

Written by Maya Daly, Duxbury, Massachusetts Stacy Padula’s young adult novel, Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told, is a realistic depiction of teens of all ages and their battles with peer pressure and substance abuse. Though I have not gotten into situations of the same magnitude as shown in Gripped, I relate toContinue reading “Duxbury High School Junior Recommends Y.A. Novel ‘Gripped’ to Teens – Here’s Why”

Q&A with Sophia Tufankjian on “The Aftermath” by Stacy Padula

Sophia Tufankjian of Duxbury, Massachusetts read “The Aftermath” by Stacy A. Padula. Below is a series of questions and answers about the book, which is the third installment in Padula’s Montgomery Lake High book series: a teen series that covers social issues faced in high school and middle school.

MLH #2 is a Page Turner for Teens

The book When Darkness Tries to Hide, by Stacy Padula is a page turner that allows for readers to learn from the characters in the story. It shows how there are many layers to people, and not everyone is how they seem. Specifically, Jason is a main character who struggles with drug and alcohol abuse,Continue reading “MLH #2 is a Page Turner for Teens”

Q&A with Sophia Tufankjian on Teen Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”

When Darkness Tries to Hide is a young adult novel by Stacy Padula. It is book #2 in the Montgomery Lake High book series. After reading the book, teen intern Sophia Tufankjian was asked a series of questions. If you have read the series and would like to gain deeper insight into the story readContinue reading “Q&A with Sophia Tufankjian on Teen Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide””