Written by Charlie Hallal - Hingham, Massachusetts In the first book in Stacy Padula's Gripped series, the reader meets a large cast of characters whom any teenager would easily relate to and empathize with. As a teen myself, I most closely relate to Jason Davids because he seems to try to see all perspectives when … Continue reading A Teenage Take on the Gripped Series’ Characters
Written by Charlie Hallal - Hingham, Massachusetts The book Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is an incredibly entertaining story that never fails to keep readers entertained and engaged. The many interesting characters that appear in the story demonstrate both how important it is to be conscious about how your … Continue reading Charlie Hallal Reviews Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told
Written by Charlie Hallal - Hingham, Massachusetts As a junior in high school, I would recommend Stacy Padula's book, Gripped #1: The Truth We Never Told, to any kid anywhere from middle school to college. This is due to the many ways I feel kids in this age group, including myself, can relate to the … Continue reading Hingham High School Junior Shares Why Teens Should Be Reading The Gripped Series
After reading Gripped 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula, John Savage, a senior at Weymouth High School, was interviewed about the different characters. 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 … Continue reading An Interview with Weymouth’s John Savage about Stacy Padula’s “Gripped” Characters
Written by John Savage, Weymouth, Massachusetts The book, Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told by Stacy Padula is a story that revolves around a group of friends who are being introduced to love, drugs, and young adult life for the first time. It illustrates how difficult becoming a young adult is and how … Continue reading Debut Novel in Teen Book Series Leaves Y.A. Readers Begging for More
Written by John Savage, Weymouth, Massachusetts As a senior in high school, I relate to Stacy Padula's novel Gripped Part 1: The Truth We Never Told. To an extent, I have seen what drugs can do to people and athletes, specifically. I also know and understand the ins-and-outs of what it’s like to be in … Continue reading Weymouth High School Senior Recommends This Y.A. Book to Teens Across America
Isabelle Semas is in her senior year of high school, and has been homeschooled most of her life. She looks forward to graduating this 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 very involved in her … Continue reading An Interview with Y.A. Reader Isabelle Semas on “The Battle for Innocence”
Kyle graduated from Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill in 2019. His favorite subjects include Biology, English, and Entrepreneurship. Some of his hobbies are playing soccer and hockey, volunteering, and being with friends and family. Kyle is now studying Biological Sciences at the University of Miami. Written by Kyle Banker, University of Miami The … Continue reading The Battle for Innocence
Throughout The Right Person by Stacy Padula, loyalty and faith were common themes in many scenarios. Several characters had certain desires but knew that they had to stay loyal to a person or to a commitment. Additionally, God being a place of strength became increasingly apparent as the story advanced.
I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling to find him/herself under the pressure of society and friends.