An Exceptional Book I Recommend to Teens & Preteens

Joanna Dakoyannis is a junior at Dover-Sherborn High School. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, going to the gym, running track for her high school team, and cheering on her team at school sporting events. She plans to be a science major in college and hopes to eventually attend dental school. Joanna read Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person by Stacy A. Padula and wrote the article below, sharing her honest thoughts and recommendations.

Looking Ahead to Gripped Part 2 with Kyle Banker

There are a few different storylines running through Gripped Part 1 because it is setting up the rest of the series. What storyline do you find the most interesting and why?I think that the storyline between Cathy and Jason is most compelling to me because of their dual perspective of how they see the drama … Continue reading Looking Ahead to Gripped Part 2 with Kyle Banker

Needham’s Kyle Banker on the “Gripped” Book Series’ Characters

The Gripped Book Series has an array of main characters, who range in age from twelve to twenty-three. Although they have vastly different struggles, values, and personalities, their lives are indisputably entwined. Kyle Banker, a Communications Intern for the Gripped book series, read "Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told" and shared his insight on the characters. His responses are below:

A Teen’s Review of Stacy Padula’s New Novel “Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told”

March 26, 2019, Needham, Massachusetts—Within days of its release, Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy A. Padula was ranked by Amazon as the #1 New Release in its category. The Gripped book series was written to educate young adults about the perils of prescription drug abuse. Kyle Banker, a senior at Beaver … Continue reading A Teen’s Review of Stacy Padula’s New Novel “Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told”

Why I Couldn’t Stop Reading “The Forces Within” by Rebecca Ronning

Written by Rebecca Ronning of New York, New York The Forces Within by Stacy Padula tells the story of an adventure gone wrong. This book is about a group of teens, just looking to explore their friends summer house and unfortunately getting caught in something much more. The reader learns so much more about characters … Continue reading Why I Couldn’t Stop Reading “The Forces Within” by Rebecca Ronning