“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

Joanna Dakoyannis on “The Battle for Innocence”

Why is this book a helpful resource for teens? The Battle for Innocence is a realistic account of the challenges that teens encounter as early as middle school.  The teens in this book are introduced to socially advanced situations at an early age because of older siblings and older friends.  This book demonstrates how teens … Continue reading Joanna Dakoyannis on “The Battle for Innocence”

Jennifer O’Sullivan on Jason Davids, Protagonist of “The Aftermath”

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”

The Most Surprising Thing About “The Battle for Innocence”

In June, Jennifer O'Sullivan of Dover-Sherborn High School read The Battle for Innocence by Stacy Padula. Below, she shares her opinion on what took her by surprise in the novel, which flashes back to two years prior to the other Montgomery Lake High books. The Battle for Innocence is the 4th book in the MLH … Continue reading The Most Surprising Thing About “The Battle for Innocence”

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

Rebecca Ronning on the Compelling Characters in “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided”

How has your opinion of Taylor changed from the beginning of the series until the end of book 2? In the beginning of the series, it was much easier to see Taylor as somewhat of a failure. We lacked an in-depth perspective from him in the beginning, and really only heard of him through his … Continue reading Rebecca Ronning on the Compelling Characters in “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided”

A YA Book for Teens in Need of Inspiration

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