Reflecting on Taylor’s Story: The Gripped Characters

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami After reading the latest novel in Stacy Padula’s Gripped series, Kyle Banker was asked to share his opinion on some of the main characters. Taylor Taylor has dug himself into a deep hole within Bilotti’s drug dealing business. However, he is trying to get out of the gangContinue reading “Reflecting on Taylor’s Story: The Gripped Characters”

Teenage Author Isabelle Semas Recommends Y.A. Suspense Novel

By Isabelle Semas, South Shore, Massachusetts Taylor Dunkin, former football star, is attempting to escape the drug distributing ring he is entangled in.  His life has been ruined by addiction, and he is ready to change.  Just when Taylor begins to work with police, he goes missing.  As his family members and friends piece togetherContinue reading “Teenage Author Isabelle Semas Recommends Y.A. Suspense Novel”

Alternating Storylines Maintain Suspense in “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story”

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami In Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story by Stacy Padula, I enjoyed the alternation between the storylines of Taylor and the Boston Police with Cathy and Chantal. I believe that this style worked best in Gripped 5 as Taylor’s situation kept its intensity as the reader was separated fromContinue reading “Alternating Storylines Maintain Suspense in “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story””

Marshfield High School Graduate Recommends “Taylor’s Story” to Teens

Written by Sophia Coggeshall, South Bend, Indiana “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story” by Stacy Padula is a must read that will constantly keep you at the edge of your seat! The action-packed addition to the Gripped Series simultaneously focuses in on two main storylines: Taylor Dunkin’s conflict in getting out of a dangerous crime ringContinue reading “Marshfield High School Graduate Recommends “Taylor’s Story” to Teens”

“Taylor’s Story” Sets the Tone for an Exciting 6th Novel in Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Series

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story” by Stacy Padula is a book that displays the heavy consequences of substances to young adults in Montgomery. Part 5 of the Gripped series smoothly picks up the storylines from the previous novel, including the situations of Taylor and Cathy. In this novel,Continue reading ““Taylor’s Story” Sets the Tone for an Exciting 6th Novel in Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Series”

Isabelle Semas on the “Gripped 5” Characters

By Isabelle Semas, South Shore, Massachusetts After reading Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story by Stacy Padula, teen best-selling author Isabelle Semas was asked to share how her opinion of the main characters has changed throughout the story. Taylor At first, I thought Taylor was an evil, heartless person.  As the series has gone on, IContinue reading “Isabelle Semas on the “Gripped 5” Characters”

“Gripped 5: Taylor’s Story” Sends Imperative Message to Teen Readers

Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami As a junior in college, I believe that the topics covered in Stacy Padula’s Gripped 5: Taylor’s Story, including substance usage and purchasing, are becoming vastly more common across high schools and colleges in the United States. While many young adults feel it is simple to stay awayContinue reading ““Gripped 5: Taylor’s Story” Sends Imperative Message to Teen Readers”

Mackenzie Wells on Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters

By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA After reading Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story, Mackenzie was asked to share her honest opinions of the characters and how they have changed since the beginning of the series. Taylor After reading Gripped 5, I think that Taylor is a really good kid who was dealt a bad hand andContinue reading “Mackenzie Wells on Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters”

Oliver Ames ’21 Graduate Recommends Y.A. Novel to High Schoolers

By Emily Han, College of William & Mary As a college freshman, I would recommend Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story by Stacy Padula to any teenagers who are about to or are going through high school. I would also recommend it to parents who have kids going through high school or college. This book approaches importantContinue reading “Oliver Ames ’21 Graduate Recommends Y.A. Novel to High Schoolers”

The Most Thrilling Gripped Novel Yet: Taylor’s Story

By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA After reading “Gripped Part 5: Taylor’s Story,” I can say this book is my favorite in the series yet! I love the mystery of it and the high-profile suspense. The characters seem more relatable than ever before, and I love seeing how the story continues to unfold. It is crazyContinue reading “The Most Thrilling Gripped Novel Yet: Taylor’s Story”