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”

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

A High School Senior’s Take on Taylor & Marc Dunkin in ‘Gripped Part 1’

WRITTEN BY JACK STANTON, MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Jack is a senior at Medfield High School where he is the founder and president of the school’s Investment Club. He has a passion for business and finance, engaging his interests in other business-related clubs such as DECA. Jack is a member of the Varsity Lacrosse and Hockey teamsContinue reading “A High School Senior’s Take on Taylor & Marc Dunkin in ‘Gripped Part 1’”

Medfield High School Class Leader Recommends ‘Gripped’ to Teens

WRITTEN BY JACK STANTON, MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Jack is a senior at Medfield High School where he is the founder and president of the school’s Investment Club. He has a passion for business and finance, engaging his interests in other business-related clubs such as DECA. Jack is a member of the Varsity Lacrosse and Hockey teamsContinue reading “Medfield High School Class Leader Recommends ‘Gripped’ to Teens”

Medfield High School Student-Athlete Shares Why Stacy Padula’s ‘Gripped’ Series Is a Must-read

WRITTEN BY JACK STANTON, MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Jack is a senior at Medfield High School where he is the founder and president of the school’s Investment Club. He has a passion for business and finance, engaging his interests in other business-related clubs such as DECA. Jack is a member of the Varsity Lacrosse and Hockey teamsContinue reading “Medfield High School Student-Athlete Shares Why Stacy Padula’s ‘Gripped’ Series Is a Must-read”

Y.A. Fiction Novel Teaches Valuable Lessons in an Entertaining Way

Written by Kate Peterson, Hingham, MA The young adult book Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is a great read. It teaches many valuable lessons, ranging from friendship to drug addiction. Through the experiences of one of the main characters, it addresses the epidemic of opioids to teenagers in aContinue reading “Y.A. Fiction Novel Teaches Valuable Lessons in an Entertaining Way”

Y.A. Fiction Novel Sends Important Message to Teen Readers

Written by Kate Peterson, Hingham, MA I recommend Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula to middle school and high school students. They are the perfect age for this book because it relates so well to teenagers’ everyday lives. The characters are in their age group and going through tricky experiencesContinue reading “Y.A. Fiction Novel Sends Important Message to Teen Readers”

Megan Farinacci On ‘Gripped Part 2: Blindsided’

Written by Megan Farinacci, Medfield, MA Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula puts drug abuse into the perspective of young adults, even reaching a middle school aged audience. The book focuses heavily on the younger characters who will soon be attending high school. Although the topics covered in this book are not what manyContinue reading “Megan Farinacci On ‘Gripped Part 2: Blindsided’”

Y.A. Fiction Novel Addresses Crucial Issues For Teenagers

Written by Megan Farinacci, Medfield, MA Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula was extremely eye opening. It is crucial for these issues to be addressed in a novel for young adults. In this novel, we see how even middle schoolers are affected by drugs and alcohol. This sequel focuses on fourteen year old ChrisContinue reading “Y.A. Fiction Novel Addresses Crucial Issues For Teenagers”

An Interview with Weymouth’s John Savage about Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters

After reading Gripped 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula, John Savage, a senior at Weymouth High School, was interviewed about the different characters. There are a few different storylines running through Gripped Part 1 because it is setting up the rest of the series. What storyline do you find the most interestingContinue reading “An Interview with Weymouth’s John Savage about Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters”