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”

Nasin Groshek Reviews ‘Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told’ by Stacy Padula

Written by Nasin Groshek, Plymouth, Massachusetts Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is a fast-paced, compelling story about substance abuse and how it affects young adults’ relationships and future aspirations. I highly recommend this book to other high school and middle school students since they should easily relate to thisContinue reading “Nasin Groshek Reviews ‘Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told’ by Stacy Padula”

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”

Teen Novel Educates Young Adults About Substance Abuse Through Compelling Characters

“The message of Gripped is that substance abuse can have severe consequences on the future of young adults and their relationships. Through a compelling cast of characters, the book reinforces the devastating consequences of substance abuse.” – N. Groshek

Newton Country Day Senior Reviews ‘Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors’ by Stacy Padula

“The author’s ability to seamlessly connect several plot lines is unlike anything I have read. Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors is the best one yet, and I cannot wait to read Taylor’s Story next.” – Megan Farinacci

The Y.A. Page Tuner Parents Should Be Reading

“As a senior in high school, I highly recommend the book Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors, along with any of the books in the Gripped series by Stacy Padula, to parents and teens. Gripped 4 touches on heavy topics like drug and alcohol abuse, which are rarely talked about in schools across the country. It is important for teens to be knowledgeable on these topics and be able to share their knowledge with their peers for the good of their community.” – Megan Farinacci, Newton Country Day School

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”