Written By Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA I recommend “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula to anyone who is about to enter high school because it highlights the importance of keeping your morals and staying true to what you believe. Peer Pressure is a big encounter that many people entering high school experience and thisContinue reading “Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula”
Written By Sophia Karnolt, Kingston, MA The transition period from middle school to high school is a very big milestone in teens. You are introduced to peer pressure and it also tests how strong you are to yourself. Young teens are brought into situations including different substances which shape who they turn out to be.Continue reading “Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula”
Who would you recommend this book to and why? I would recommend “The Battle for Innocence” to all teens. For teens in highschool, it will help open their eyes to the fact that younger siblings, cousins, and friends look up to them, and will follow in their footsteps. For younger teenagers, it presents the dangersContinue reading “An Interview with Y.A. Reader Isabelle Semas on “The Battle for Innocence””
New York, NY—Article by Rebecca Ronning on “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy A. Padula There is a first time for everything. In the book “The Battle for Innocence,” we are shown the first expressions of teenage rebellion amongst the kids of Montgomery Lake. Taking us all the way back to the eighth grade, thisContinue reading ““The Battle for Innocence” Depicts Important Lessons for Teens and Tweens”
Written by Joanna Dakoyannis of Dover-Sherborn High School The Battle for Innocence, by Stacy A. Padula, is the latest piece to the puzzle in the MLH series. This book allows the reader insight to the events and influences that shaped the lives of the characters in the MLH series. Before all coming together at MontgomeryContinue reading ““The Battle for Innocence” is An Eye-opening Book for Teens”
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 teensContinue reading “Joanna Dakoyannis on “The Battle for Innocence””
In June, Jennifer O’Sullivan of Dover-Sherborn High School read The Battle for Innocence by Stacy Padula. Below, she shares her opinion on what took her by surprise in the novel, which flashes back to two years prior to the other Montgomery Lake High books. The Battle for Innocence is the 4th book in the MLHContinue reading “The Most Surprising Thing About “The Battle for Innocence””
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Author Stacy Padula has revamped her Montgomery Lake High young adult book series and released updated 2018 editions of all five of her novels. She believes it is important that each high school generation can relate to her books and that they address the most prevalent teenage issues of today. Padula is currently writing another teen book series, The Shadow’s Grip, which she hopes will hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble in 2019.
In The Battle for Innocence by Stacy A. Padula, a Young Adult/Realistic Fiction novel, the main character, Jon Anderson, is thrown into just what the quote above says: a whirlwind. The story is set in western Massachusetts, and is a back-story to the Montgomery Lake High book series.
Charlotte’s Thoughts: In “The Battle for Innocence,” the reader gains valuable insight into the background of the Montgomery Lake High characters. This book is important for the audience to understand how many of the relationships in the present day came to be, like Chantal and Jon’s friendship. It is surprising to see how much theirContinue reading “A High School Senior Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula”