We continue our character relationship series with Luke, Matt, and Jason Davids. Matt, the oldest, has his work cut out for him when it comes to looking out for his younger brothers. He frequently takes on the role of a mentor to Jason, whose emotions often cloud his judgement. To Luke, Matt is a true … Continue reading “Gripped” Relationships: Luke, Matt, & Jason Davids
We begin our character relationship series with Cathy Kagelli and Jason Davids. Their relationship is central to the Gripped and the MLH books in many ways. They are each other’s greatest advocate and greatest weakness. Their relationship is strong but tumultuous. Their connection is visceral. Jason met Cathy when she was a shy and socially … Continue reading “Gripped” Relationships: Jason Davids & Cathy Kagelli
Article by Michael Farinacci—Medfield, Massachusetts Michael Farinacci Since Gripped Part 2: Blindsided, Jordan Dunkin has been, by far, the most intriguing character in my opinion. At the University of Notre Dame, he has a high GPA, has joined the Catholic club, and is starting at wide receiver on one of the best football teams in … Continue reading Jordan Dunkin, the Black Sheep of “Gripped” or Not?
Written by Elizabeth Harvey, Emerson College How has your opinion of Taylor changed from the beginning of the series until the end of book 2? I was happy with the progress Taylor has made that became evident by the end of book 2. Although he still has to figure out many things and relationships in … Continue reading A Close Look at the Characters in Gripped Part 2: Blindsided
Article by Jennifer O'Sullivan of Dover-Sherborn High School Instagram @jds_on Jason Davids is a character that has always sparked my interest; he’s smart, funny, confident, good-looking, well-loved and wealthy, yet he always found his life to be empty and sad, and turned to drugs as an escape. His hostile attitude intrigued me, because he seemed … Continue reading Jennifer O’Sullivan on Jason Davids, Protagonist of “The Aftermath”
Who could benefit from reading this book and why? This book is mainly directed toward teens and the challenges that they encounter in high school, socially and spiritually, but it could certainly be beneficial to any young adult. While teens face these issues in high school, young adults might face the same difficulties as they … Continue reading July’s Q&A with Joanna Dakoyannis on The Aftermath by Stacy Padula
Written by Jennifer O'Sullivan of Dover-Sherborn Regional High School The Aftermath by Stacy Padula is a book that I would recommend to anyone who is lost or struggling and needs some inspiration. This book follows the journey of high school freshman Jason Davids, who is struggling to overcome his drug dependency and steer his life … Continue reading A YA Book for Teens in Need of Inspiration
Written by Joanna Dakoyannis of Dover-Sherborn High School The Aftermath, by Stacy Padula, is an exceptional book that continues to follow the lives and challenges of a group of teens at Montgomery Lake High. The teens embody many different lifestyles, challenging each other to find their voice against the many vices that high school social … Continue reading “The Aftermath” is an Encouraging Book for Teens
Who do you think could benefit from reading this book and why?
There are lots of ways you could benefit from this book. It shows how you can use your faith (like Jason) to overcome certain difficulties you thought you never could. You can fail before you get it right. I learned even in the darkest of times you still have your friends and family to guide you into the right path.
Rebecca read "The Aftermath" by Stacy Padula, which is the third book in the Montgomery Lake High young adult book series. Afterwards, she was asked to answer some questions about the characters and plot in order to give potential readers some background on the novel.