College Freshman Recommends Young Adult Book to Parents of Teenagers

Joanna Dakoyannis By Joanna Dakoyannis, Providence College I recommend Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy Padula to any teen or even parents of teens. Teens who read this book will be able to relate to familiar social situations that they are faced with in high school and college. Similarly, parents who read the Gripped book … Continue reading College Freshman Recommends Young Adult Book to Parents of Teenagers

Providence College Freshman Joanna Dakoyannis Discusses “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

Joanna Dakoyannis By Joanna Dakoyannis—Providence College Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors by Stacy A. Padula delves into the lives of some of the older, college-aged characters in the series. Although the previous books have mentioned them, there is more insight on Taylor, Jordan, Michelle, Missy, and some of their other friends. The focus on different characters … Continue reading Providence College Freshman Joanna Dakoyannis Discusses “Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors”

New Y.A. Book Shows Effects of Modern High School Peer Pressure

By Joanna Dakoyannis, Providence College Gripped 4: Smoke and Mirrors by Stacy Padula is the fascinating continuation of the story centered around a group of teens from Montgomery Lake High School.  They are influenced by older siblings and peers who are involved in drug and alcohol use. Taylor, the older sibling of Marc and Jordan … Continue reading New Y.A. Book Shows Effects of Modern High School Peer Pressure

Joanna Dakoyannis Discusses the Gripped Book Series Characters

After reading Gripped Parts 1, 2, and 3 by Stacy A. Padula, Joanna Dakoyannis, a senior at Dover-Sherborn High School, shared her opinion on some of the series' main characters. Cathy & Jason Cathy and Jason’s evolving and destructive relationship was very compelling. It was interesting to see how they used drugs and alcohol to … Continue reading Joanna Dakoyannis Discusses the Gripped Book Series Characters

Teens and Parents Will Benefit from Reading This New Y.A. Novel

Joanna Dakoyannis is a recent graduate of Dover-Sherborn High School. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, going to the gym, running track for her high school team and loves cheering on the team at school sporting events. She plans to be a science major in college and hopes to eventually attend dental school. Written by Joanna … Continue reading Teens and Parents Will Benefit from Reading This New Y.A. Novel

New Y.A. Fiction Book Takes a Sobering Look at Teenage Substance Abuse

Joanna Dakoyannis recently graduated from Dover-Sherborn High School and plans to attend Providence College this fall. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, going to the gym, running track for her high school team and loves cheering on the team at school sporting events. She plans to be a science major in college and hopes to eventually … Continue reading New Y.A. Fiction Book Takes a Sobering Look at Teenage Substance Abuse

The Forces Within by Stacy Padula: an Excellent Teen Read

Article by Joanna Dakoyannis, Dover, Massachusetts The Forces Within, by Stacy Padula, is the fifth and most compelling book in the MLH series. The story focuses on the spiritual battle of several characters in the series, but mainly dissects the actions of Andy Rosetti.  Andy finds himself in a strange place called Fallen Lake, in … Continue reading The Forces Within by Stacy Padula: an Excellent Teen Read

“The Battle for Innocence” is An Eye-opening Book for Teens

Written by Joanna Dakoyannis of Dover-Sherborn High School The Battle for Innocence, by Stacy A. Padula, is the latest piece to the puzzle in the MLH series.  This book allows the reader insight to the events and influences that shaped the lives of the characters in the MLH series.  Before all coming together at Montgomery … Continue reading “The Battle for Innocence” is An Eye-opening Book for Teens