Gripped 4: The Drama, Mystery, & Uncertainty Kept Me Captivated from Cover to Cover

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts The drama and mystery of “Gripped Part 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy A. Padula was engaging. The uncertainty of Taylor Dunkin’s plot mixed with the tension of Jason Davids' and Cathy Kagelli’s storyline had me captivated from cover to cover.  I also enjoyed how this book delved more … Continue reading Gripped 4: The Drama, Mystery, & Uncertainty Kept Me Captivated from Cover to Cover

Isabelle Semas on Gripped 3: The Fallout’s Main Characters

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts Chris Dunkin’s Journey Chris’s story teaches readers that people can change. He tries to pull his life together and stop making bad decisions. Hopefully, readers will also learn from Chris’s journey about how much of an impact those you choose to be friends with has on you. Chris must distance himself from … Continue reading Isabelle Semas on Gripped 3: The Fallout’s Main Characters

New Y.A. Book Prepares Teens to Boldy Face Temptations Prevalent in High School

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts While “Gripped Part 4: Smoke & Mirrors” by Stacy A. Padula could be an engaging book for many readers, I believe it would be most intriguing to teens and young adults. For high-schoolers in particular, the themes and topics are relatable and relevant. For any teens faced with the difficulties of … Continue reading New Y.A. Book Prepares Teens to Boldy Face Temptations Prevalent in High School

New Young Adult Book Entertains, Educates, & Engages Teens and Parents

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts The plot of “Gripped Part 3: The Fallout” by Stacy A. Padula handles subjects such as substance abuse and relationship problems, both of which are prevalent in the lives of young adults. This book shows how even those who think they are “experimenting” with drugs can become ensnared in a … Continue reading New Young Adult Book Entertains, Educates, & Engages Teens and Parents

Young Adult Book Teaches Teens the Importance of Choosing Relationships Wisely

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided” by Stacy A. Padula unveils the raw truth behind prescription and recreational drug addiction. These topics—though uncomfortable to speak about with young teens—are far too prevalent in our society to be ignored. The Gripped series portrays exactly how this process takes place through an engaging storyline.  By … Continue reading Young Adult Book Teaches Teens the Importance of Choosing Relationships Wisely