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

July’s Q&A with Joanna Dakoyannis on The Aftermath by Stacy Padula

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

“The Aftermath” is an Encouraging Book for Teens

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

Joanna Dakoyannis Reviews “When Darkness Tries to Hide” by Stacy Padula

The second book in the MLH series, When Darkness Tries to Hide, is a riveting story that continues to follow a group of high school teens through their lives. When a tragedy strikes their group of friends, it causes many of them to take a step back and re-evaluate their recent actions and behaviors. The story demonstrates how impactful our actions, both good and bad can be on others around us.