Montgomery Lake High #5: The Forces Within After being trapped inside his own body, unable to communicate with anyone but his own thoughts, Andy Rosetti finally wakes up from the coma that controlled his life for one month. But upon awakening, Andy finds himself and his friends in an unfamiliar setting: a mansion riddled with secretsContinue reading “Featured Book of the Month: The Forces Within”
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Q&A with Kelly Mitchell: When Darkness Tries to Hide (MLH #2)
After reading and reviewing Montgomery Lake High #2: When Darkness Tries to Hide, Kelly was asked to share her honest opinions about the story and characters in the below Q&A:
Q&A on Book #1: The Right Person
Q&A with Kelly Mitchell |
Kelly is a very insightful teenager, who has a knack for perceiving underlying meanings and concepts within works of literature. As an author, I am truly blessed to have her on staff as an intern. Kelly is applying to many prestigious colleges this year, and while I will be sad to lose her, I could not be more proud of her. Below is a short series of questions I asked her to complete about Book #1 “The Right Person.”
A Senior in High School Reviews “The Right Person” by Stacy A. Padula
This book depicts the struggles many kids encounter during their high school years through the eyes of compelling characters. I recommend this book to both students currently in high school and middle schoolers preparing for these tricky years. It is a reminder of God’s presence in our lives and the importance of seeking strength through him in times of uncertainty.
A Teenage Synopsis of When Darkness Tries to Hide
The second book in the Montgomery Lake High Series, When Darkness Tries to Hide, continues the journey of the students at MLH as they venture further into the depths of high school. After following the stories of Chris and Courtney in The Right Person, the focus shifts to Chris’s wayward, childhood best-friend of almost a decade: Jason Davids.
A Teen’s Critique of MLH #1 by Stacy Padula
I think many high schoolers, especially those feeling consumed by the constant social pressure, will be able to relate to the ups and downs the characters in The Right Person face. Their struggles with the sudden prevalence of drugs and alcohol in Montgomery Lake is very real to new high schoolers suddenly faced with these difficult choices. I would recommend this book to all teenagers, but especially those struggling with drug or alcohol abuse or those who feel they might be at risk of future abuse.
New Video: “The Aftermath” by Stacy Padula (Trailer)
A seemingly normal day in the quiet town of Montgomery is interrupted by a violent storm, leaving Andy Rosetti in grave danger. There is someone else at fault for Andy’s accident, and Jason Davids knows the truth. Jason, the most popular boy in their grade, possesses a tight-knit group of friends, a gorgeous girlfriend, and a not-so-hidden thirst for drug-induced pleasure. When Andy rolls past him on a stretcher, guilt swarms Jason’s mind, and he begins looking at his life in a different light. Will Andy’s accident be the wake up call Jason so desperately needs or will it push him further into his destructive habits?
A Teen’s Q&A about Montgomery Lake High #1 “The Right Person”
The fact that this is a universal story is the most appealing thing about the book. It also focuses on teenage relationships which are very appealing to middle school and high school aged students. Teenagers often look to movies, tv, and books and apply the lessons or stories they see to their own lives. This book focuses on a love story and various relationships which makes it a very entertaining, yet still educational read, including elements of both drama and comedy which grasp the attention of the target audience. The character development is also very appealing and creates a story that is able to resonate to teenagers.
Stacy Padula’s Paranormal Thriller: The Forces Within
The Forces Within Behind the fog and shadowy trees that surround Fallen Lake, there lies an abandoned mansion that possesses generations of secrets. When Andy Rosetti, his girlfriend Chantal, and their closest friends venture to the New England destination, they are greeted by forces darker than anyone dared to imagine. It is not just byContinue reading “Stacy Padula’s Paranormal Thriller: The Forces Within”
Unabridged Edition of Stacy Padula’s 1st Novel Released Today on Kindle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2016 Today marks the release of the 2nd edition of Stacy Padula’s young adult novel Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person. This version is slightly longer than the original and features scenes that delve more deeply into the characters’ psyches. Padula is very excited about the updates she madeContinue reading “Unabridged Edition of Stacy Padula’s 1st Novel Released Today on Kindle”
2nd Edition of “The Right Person” Released Today on Kindle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2016 Today marks the release of the 2nd edition of Stacy Padula’s young adult novel Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person. This version is slightly longer than the original and features scenes that delve more deeply into the characters’ psyches. Padula is very excited about the updates she made to the novel; she saidContinue reading “2nd Edition of “The Right Person” Released Today on Kindle”
Man’s Best Friend
Happy 10th Birthday Briley! You can learn so much about love from your dog🐶
Review of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy A. Padula
Kids have a lot of questions… that is no secret! But someone has a haunting secret (and plethora of questions) bound within the pages of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy Padula.
Book Signing at the Full Sail in Plymouth, MA
On Saturday 5/2, Stacy Padula signed books at the Full Sail in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Below are some pictures from the event. https://stacyapadula.com/
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