New Young Adult Book Entertains, Educates, & Engages Teens and Parents

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts The plot of “Gripped Part 3: The Fallout” by Stacy A. Padula handles subjects such as substance abuse and relationship problems, both of which are prevalent in the lives of young adults. This book shows how even those who think they are “experimenting” with drugs can become ensnared in a … Continue reading New Young Adult Book Entertains, Educates, & Engages Teens and Parents

Xaverian Brothers Senior Reviews Stacy Padula’s “Gripped 2: Blindsided”

By Joe Siracusa—Braintree, Massachusetts Joseph Siracusa, Xaverian Brothers High School Class of 2021 The novel Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy A. Padula portrays the damaged relationships of many characters as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. When Taylor, the older brother of Marc and Jordan, begins to attempt recovering from addiction, he has … Continue reading Xaverian Brothers Senior Reviews Stacy Padula’s “Gripped 2: Blindsided”

Young Adult Book Teaches Teens the Importance of Choosing Relationships Wisely

Isabelle Semas By Isabelle Semas, Massachusetts “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided” by Stacy A. Padula unveils the raw truth behind prescription and recreational drug addiction. These topics—though uncomfortable to speak about with young teens—are far too prevalent in our society to be ignored. The Gripped series portrays exactly how this process takes place through an engaging storyline.  By … Continue reading Young Adult Book Teaches Teens the Importance of Choosing Relationships Wisely

An Enjoyable & Informative Way For Teens to Learn about the Dangers of Drug Abuse

By Joe Siracusa—Braintree, Massachusetts Joseph Siracusa, Xaverian Brothers High School Class of 2021 As seen in “Gripped Part 2: Blindsided” by Stacy A. Padula, drug use and sexual intercourse are very present in high school culture. Reading this book as a senior in high school is a very enjoyable and informative way to learn about … Continue reading An Enjoyable & Informative Way For Teens to Learn about the Dangers of Drug Abuse

Q&A with Samantha Waxman on Stacy Padula’s Novel “When Darkness Tries to Hide”

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”

YA Novel “The Right Person” by Stacy Padula Guides Teens Through the Confusing World of High School

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.

Q & A with Montana Aldridge of Plymouth North High 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 & A with Norwell High School’s Jack Gallagher on Montgomery Lake High Book #1: The Right Person

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

Jack Gallagher Reviews Book #1 in the Montgomery Lake High Young Adult Series 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