Oliver Ames ’21 Graduate Recommends Y.A. Novel to High Schoolers

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

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Young Adult Thriller “The Forces Within”

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”

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula

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.

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Stacy Padula’s Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”

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”

Q & A with Samantha Waxman on “The Right Person” by Stacy Padula

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