The ‘Gripped’ Characters: Q&A with Timmy Weiss on ‘Blindsided’

Written by Timmy Weiss, Weston, MA Timmy Weiss is a senior at St. Sebastian’s high school.  He is a varsity tennis and varsity soccer player, as well as a part of MPA (men with positive attitudes), the newspaper named The Walrus, and the peer mentoring club. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, volunteering,Continue reading “The ‘Gripped’ Characters: Q&A with Timmy Weiss on ‘Blindsided’”

St. Sebastian’s Senior Calls Stacy Padula’s Gripped Part 2: Blindsided a “Must Read”

Written by Timmy Weiss, Weston, MA Timmy Weiss is a senior at St. Sebastian’s high school.  He is a varsity tennis and varsity soccer player, as well as a part of MPA (men with positive attitudes), the newspaper named The Walrus, and the peer mentoring club. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, volunteering,Continue reading “St. Sebastian’s Senior Calls Stacy Padula’s Gripped Part 2: Blindsided a “Must Read””

Q&A with Timmy Weiss on “Gripped Part1: The Truth We Never Told”

Timmy Weiss is a senior at St. Sebastian’s high school.  He is a varsity tennis and varsity soccer player, as well as a part of MPA (men with positive attitudes), the newspaper named The Walrus, and the peer mentoring club. He enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, volunteering, and going to sports games. Soon heContinue reading “Q&A with Timmy Weiss on “Gripped Part1: The Truth We Never Told””

Multiple Timelines in Gripped #1 by Stacy Padula Make It a 5-star Read

Written by Timmy Weiss, Weston, MA Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is a thrilling book that engrosses the reader in the story and teaches extremely valuable life lessons.  By exploring different timelines of its characters, it not only gives the reader a closer connection to each character but alsoContinue reading “Multiple Timelines in Gripped #1 by Stacy Padula Make It a 5-star Read”

New Teen Series Educates Readers About The Root Causes of Substance Abuse

Written by Michael Farinacci of St. Sebastian’s School Gripped Part 3: The Fallout is yet another great addition to the Gripped book series. The book tackles many complex issues including substance abuse, relationships, and the difficult time that is high school and middle school. The story follows many different storylines, which not only makes theContinue reading “New Teen Series Educates Readers About The Root Causes of Substance Abuse”

Looking Ahead to Gripped Part 2 with Michael Farinacci

Last month, Michael Farinacci of Medfield, Massachusetts—a junior at St. Sebastian’s School—read and reviewed Gripped Part 1 by Stacy Padula: the first installment in a young adult book series that highlights the perils of prescription drug abuse. Before beginning to read Gripped Part 2, Michael answered a couple questions about what he was most looking forward to uncovering in the next installment.

May’s Q&A with Michael Farinacci of St. Sebastian’s School

Michael Farinacci, a junior at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, Massachusetts, read and reviewed Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told—the first book in a young adult series that examines the perils of prescription drug abuse amongst teenagers. After reading the novel, he was asked a series of questions about its main characters. His responses are below.

Michael Farinacci Reviews Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told

The book Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told investigates the complicated social lives of young adults ranging from middle-school to college. The story follows numerous people throughout their lives outside of school and demonstrates how difficult decision can be for young adults, and the consequences that these decisions have. The book deals with drug abuse, relationships, and the effects of miscommunication as it follows the lives of the children from Montgomery Lake, while brilliantly setting up the rest of the series.

A Junior from St. Sebastian’s School Shares His Opinion of “Gripped Part 1” by Stacy A. Padula

Although this book should be read by everybody, I would highly recommend Gripped Part 1 to anybody who is either in middle school or high school. The conflicts that occur in the story are almost identical to what happens in a real high school or middle school…