Sophia Karnolt 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 … Continue reading Sophia Karnolt Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula
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”
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, this … Continue 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 Montgomery … Continue 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 teens … Continue 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 MLH … Continue 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 their … Continue reading A High School Senior Reviews “The Battle for Innocence” by Stacy Padula
Stacy Padula's TV interview with Brit from Boston's Bosslady News June 6, 2015