An Interview with Oliver Ames Senior Emily Han on Gripped 3: The Fallout

Written by Emily Han, Easton, MA This book touches upon the use of Adderall, acid, marijuana, alcohol, and Xanax. For that reason, parents may not want their children to read the novel. However, the author feels there is much to be learned. What do you think tweens and teens could learn from reading Gripped PartContinue reading “An Interview with Oliver Ames Senior Emily Han on Gripped 3: The Fallout”

An Interview with Caroline Markley on Gripped 2: Blindsided

The drug use and sexual content in Gripped Part 2: Blindsided will surely get it banned from schools, but the topics are too relevant in teenage culture to be ignored. Why do you think this book should be read by kids in middle school and high school? This book should be read by kids inContinue reading “An Interview with Caroline Markley on Gripped 2: Blindsided”

YA Fiction Novel Shows the Long-term Effects of Drug Abuse

Written by Emily Han, Easton, MA The book, Gripped Part 3, by Stacy Padula, is an amazing continuation of her thrilling series. As we continue to learn about the multiple stories that continue to develop with individuals’ drug use. We see characters change their personalities, morals, and relationships, some are unaware of the power ofContinue reading “YA Fiction Novel Shows the Long-term Effects of Drug Abuse”

YA Fiction Novel Teaches About Early Signs of Substance Abuse

Written by Caroline Marley, Marshfield, MA Gripped 2: Blindsided is a captivating read as it explores the effects that drug and alcohol use can have on a person’s life and relationships. It dives deeply into the lives of high schoolers who are introduced to drugs and alcohol at a young age. One of the storylinesContinue reading “YA Fiction Novel Teaches About Early Signs of Substance Abuse”

Teen Book Teaches Valuable Lessons

Written by Abby Fusco, Marshfield, Massachusetts The Gripped book series by Stacy A. Padula should be read by kids in both middle school and high school because they can learn important lessons from the stories before they make the same mistakes as the characters. Most schools would not allow for the content in Gripped toContinue reading “Teen Book Teaches Valuable Lessons”

New Y.A. Fiction Book is a Must Read for Teens

Written by Abby Fusco, Marshfield, MA Gripped Part 2: Blindsided is one of Stacy Padula’s best books thus far. I would give it a 5/5 star rating and would greatly recommend it. The topics that are covered in the book are not talked about enough yet they affect so many teenagers’ lives. Both teens andContinue reading “New Y.A. Fiction Book is a Must Read for Teens”

Teen Fiction Novel Exposes Consequences of Substance Abuse

Written by Emily Han, Easton, MA The book, Gripped Part 2: Blindsided, by Stacy A. Padula continues the storylines of teenagers affected by substance abuse. By splitting the timeline (past and present) in the story, readers can see how the characters are changing due to their drug use. Those who were concerned with schoolwork, grades,Continue reading “Teen Fiction Novel Exposes Consequences of Substance Abuse”

Y.A. Novel “Blindsided” Recommended for Early High School Students

Written by Bradford Campbell, Duxbury, MA No matter who you are or what town you live in, you are bound to encounter substances such as drugs and alcohol throughout high school, and possibly even earlier. The Gripped book series by Stacy A. Padula is centered around the high school partying atmosphere, written from a bothContinue reading “Y.A. Novel “Blindsided” Recommended for Early High School Students”

New Y.A. Novel is too Relevant to be Ignored

The topics in Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula are too relevant in teenage culture to be ignored. Blindsided is an amazing book that should be read by all high school and middle school students. The topics portrayed are relevant and important for all teenagers to hear, as it is wise to be informed about the consequences of…

Marshfield Senior Recommends Teens Read New Novel About Addiction

From reading Gripped Part 2: Blindsided, kids can learn how one seemingly harmless decision can lead to a series of drastic, uncontrollable consequences. Not only does the book reveal the dangerous, addictive effects that drugs have on teenagers, but it also reveals how drugs can cause both relationship and mental health problems as many of the characters in the novel become distant with their friends and family and suffer from extreme anxiety as a result of the drugs they have become entangled in.