Samantha is a senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, MA. Some of her hobbies include cheering for her high school’s team, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her dog Rosie. Samantha’s favorite subject in school is history, and she is excited to start her senior year. October 25, 2018—Easton, Massachusetts 1. … Continue reading Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Stacy Padula’s Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”
Going into your first year of high school is a historically stressful, confusing, scary experience. Surrounded by new faces, new perspectives, and new ideas, it is easy for a young impressionable teenager to be tempted to go against their morals and change themselves in an effort to fit in and make a good impression on their classmates, even if they know it’s not the right thing to do. The Right Person, by Stacy Padula, perfectly represents this internal conflict by entering the minds of a group of incoming freshman at Montgomery Lake High as they come across new obstacles in their social lives, much unlike what they experienced in middle school.
Montana Aldridge of Plymouth, Massachusetts is a rising senior at Plymouth North High School. She was asked to share her thoughts on Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person - a young adult novel by Stacy Padula. The Montgomery Lake High book series addresses teenage social issues commonly faced in high school and middle school. … Continue reading Q & A with Montana Aldridge of Plymouth North High School
Q. How do you personally relate to the story? A. I personally can relate to this story in many different ways. In my career as a student at Norwell High School I have personally witnessed underage drinking and drug use during school hours and after school hours. There is also in the book the people … Continue reading Q & A with Norwell High School’s Jack Gallagher on Montgomery Lake High Book #1: The Right Person
- Written by Montana Aldridge, Class of 2019, Plymouth North High School, Plymouth, Massachusetts I was enlightened by the overall theme of this book. It provided me with real life examples of the tough decisions that I will come across as I grow older. The message this book relayed to me was that it is … Continue reading Montana Aldridge on Montgomery Lake High #1 by Stacy Padula
A rising high school junior at Norwell High School in Massachusetts reviews Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person by Stacy Padula: As a high school student myself I have a personal connection to this book. The way that the use of drugs and alcohol are presented in this book are unfortunately truthful. As you … Continue reading Jack Gallagher Reviews Book #1 in the Montgomery Lake High Young Adult Series by Stacy Padula
Providing a teen's perspective on Montgomery Lake High #1: The Right Person, Caroline Forbes is about to begin her senior year at Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts... What do you believe influenced Courtney to turn away from her morals in order to feel accepted? I believe tht Courtney turned from her morals because she … Continue reading Q&A with Caroline Forbes about The Right Person by Stacy Padula
The Right Person by Stacy Padula focuses on the ins and outs of high school drama. Giving you a look into the world of teenagers. The parties, the relationships, the drinking. In the book, a group of high school freshman struggle to find themselves and use outlets they never would imagine. The characters are so … Continue reading A Rising High School Senior’s Take on “The Right Person” by Stacy Padula
I recommend this book too pre-teens and teenagers who will begin to go through these troubling years soon. Seeing Courtney and Chris’ point of view on entering high school is a good way to prepare yourself. Sticking to your morals is a huge lesson throughout the novel, as well as trying to change your bad habits when entering a new environment.
Young adult author Stacy Padula says, "Schools need to wake up and realize that in a world where 13 year olds are overdosing on heroin, a book that educates kids on the perils of opiate addiction would be a GOOD THING to make them read, preferably at age 11 or 12." How many opioid related … Continue reading Wake Up America