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 Young Adult Novel “The Aftermath” by Stacy Padula

Who do you think could benefit from reading this book and why? There are lots of ways you could benefit from this book. It shows how you can use your faith (like Jason) to overcome certain difficulties you thought you never could. You can fail before you get it right. I learned even in the darkest of times you still have your friends and family to guide you into the right path.