By Emily Han, College of William & Mary As a college freshman, I would recommend Gripped Part 5: Taylor's Story by Stacy Padula to any teenagers who are about to or are going through high school. I would also recommend it to parents who have kids going through high school or college. This book approaches important … Continue reading Oliver Ames ’21 Graduate Recommends Y.A. Novel to High Schoolers
By Emily Han, College of William & Mary Gripped 5: Taylor's Story by Stacy Padula is a fantastic continuation of the Gripped Series. We see Taylor Dunkin continue to struggle with trying to get out of the Drug Dealing ring, while still being fearful for his life and the repercussions of leaving. The ripples of … Continue reading William & Mary Freshman Reviews “Gripped 5: Taylor’s Story”
Emily Han By Emily Han, Easton, Massachusetts I recommend Stacy Padula's latest novel, Gripped 4: Smoke & Mirrors, to both teens and their parents because it shows an honest point of view relating to the topics of drug and alcohol use. It can prepare teens for situations that they may have to address in high … Continue reading Oliver Ames Senior Recommends Young Adult Novel to Teens & Parents
Emily Han is a rising senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts. She is the captain of her varsity field hockey team and a leader on her club team, Lead The Way. She is a member of National Honor Society and a founder of the PAWS Club and an active member of the Jimmy Fund Club. … Continue reading Easton Teen Says Y.A. Novel Is Too Relevant To Be Ignored
Samantha Waxman is a senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, MA. Some of her hobbies include cheering for her high school’s team, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her dog Rosie. Samantha’s favorite subject in school is history, and she is excited to start her senior year. Samantha was asked a … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Young Adult Thriller “The Forces Within”
“The Forces Within” by Stacy Padula is full of twists and turns as well as an unexpected ending. It is the perfect read for someone who loves mystery or plot twists. The story is based on a group of teens who find themselves in an unfamiliar house while one of their friends is lost in … Continue reading New Young Adult Thriller is a Must Read for Teens!
Why is this book a helpful resource for teens?
This book is a helpful resource for teens because it sheds light on different sides of the teenage lifestyle. You can be more religious and low key or you can be a “party goer” and really enjoy that scene. Either way, it is very important to be your own person and not make choices based on other people. Know yourself and your limits no matter what setting. Throughout the book, you can see some people changing for others and it gives you the most uneasy feeling. The best way to make friends or relationships is to be yourself and show your true colors.
Samantha is a senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, MA. Some of her hobbies include cheering for her high school’s team, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her dog Rosie. Samantha’s favorite subject in school is history, and she is excited to start her senior year. October 25, 2018—Easton, Massachusetts 1. … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Stacy Padula’s Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”
This book touches on the struggle to get out of the darkness and back into the light but also the great feeling of having an amazing support system to help you when in need. It makes you feel grateful for the friends you have and makes you want to help others in their times of need.
Samantha Waxman is a rising senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts. After reading Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person, a young adult novel by Stacy Padula, she was asked a series of questions. Her responses are below: Q. How do you, as a teenager, personally relate to this story? A. I … Continue reading Q & A with Samantha Waxman on “The Right Person” by Stacy Padula