"Stacy Padula's masterful control of a bifurcated storyline keeps the reader intrigued in two chronologies of events. The characters grow richer with each passing novel, as the depth of relationships between them approaches reality." - M. Wells, University of Georgia
Sophia is a senior at Marshfield High School in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She is a competitive Irish Step dancer who has competed several times at the Regional, National, and World Championships, and she also plays on the Varsity Field Hockey team for her high school. With a great passion for math and science in the classroom, … Continue reading An Interview with Marshfield’s Sophia Coggeshall on the “Gripped” Series
Written by Isabelle Semas Isabelle Semas is in her junior year of high school, and has been homeschooled most of her life. She looks forward to graduating next year and hopes to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time, she sings in a christian band named NHB with her friends, is … Continue reading Honest Book Prepares Kids for Social Issues Faced in High School
Written by Mackenzie Wells, Athens, Georgia Mackenzie is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in English and public relations. She is a leader at the Wesley Foundation at UGA, the community outreach coordinator for UGA’s Undergraduate English Association, and a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Mackenzie has always had … Continue reading Y.A. Novel Recommended for Teens Who Have Faced Tragedy
Written by Olivia Syat, Sharon, Massachusetts Olivia Syat is a senior at Sharon High School. She has a passion for learning, volunteering, and special education. She is a leader in her community through programs such as friendship circle, E.D.A.F, teen speak out, and pathways. She hopes to go into a field pertaining to special education … Continue reading “Gripped Part 3” is a Portal into the Mind of a Teenager
Written by Katherine Nally, Scituate, Massachusetts Kate is a senior at Scituate High School. She is actively involved in a variety of extracurriculars, with a clear passion for serving others. She has ventured twice to West Virginia with the Appalachia Service Project and looks forward to doing more service trips in college. She is also … Continue reading Teen Novel “Blindsided” Shares Important Truths About Addiction & Recovery
The topics in Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula are too relevant in teenage culture to be ignored. Blindsided is an amazing book that should be read by all high school and middle school students. The topics portrayed are relevant and important for all teenagers to hear, as it is wise to be informed about the consequences of...