Gripped on “Gripped” – Why Teens Will Love This New Book Series

As a young adult, I can relate to Gripped by Stacy A. Padula because I have witnessed firsthand some of the same issues within my own high school and friend group that the characters in the story have been through. I am at an age where the curiosity of experimentation along with peer pressure drive people to try things and do things that often lead to difficult and even dangerous consequences, and I have seen how one bad decision can lead to an immense amount of turmoil, as experienced by several of the characters in Gripped.

New Teen Fiction Book Helps Kids Realize Their Choices Today Matter

As a seventeen year old in high school, I have definitely been exposed to both drugs and alcohol. When I was younger, I watched plenty of movies and TV shows with high schoolers drinking and doing drugs at parties, but I thought that was only something that happened on television. Now, being around the age of the characters in the book, I am fully aware of what really goes on at this age. Kids at my school cannot go a full school day without vaping in the bathrooms, they rely on alcohol to have fun at parties, and prescription pills that are not prescribed to them. A huge focus in our health classes are drugs and how easy it is to become addicted, but students do not want to listen to teachers who seem like they are scolding them. Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy A. Padula is the perfect book for tweens and teens because it is a true version of what happens as a young adult. It is a fast-paced and complex novel perfect for teens and parents that is hard to put down.

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 the … Continue reading New Teen Series Educates Readers About The Root Causes of Substance Abuse

A Book Series All Teens Should Start Reading

Article by Jennifer O'Sullivan, Dover, Massachusetts I would recommend Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy A. Padula to young adults, especially those who are in high school or are part of a friend group that likes to party with substances involved. I think that this book really shows how easy it … Continue reading A Book Series All Teens Should Start Reading

Photos from Stacy Padula’s Barnes & Noble Book Signing (August 2019)

Stacy Padula's books are also available at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Kobo, iTunes, & other major retailers Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told In high school, Taylor Dunkin broke more records than any other athlete to step foot in Montgomery, Massachusetts. As a sophomore in college, he was ranked by ESPN as one of … Continue reading Photos from Stacy Padula’s Barnes & Noble Book Signing (August 2019)

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”

Kyle Banker Reviews “The Right Person” by Stacy A. Padula – A Young Adult Novel

High school consists of the four most transformative years of your life, both academically and socially. The introductions of parties, substances, peer pressure, and popularity can completely change one’s personality and mindset. In “The Right Person,” Stacy Padula tells the story of a group of freshmen at Montgomery Lake High as they encounter and face countless social scenarios that change their lifestyles for the long run.