Mackenzie Wells Reviews “Gripped 2: Blindsided” by Stacy Padula

By Mackenzie Wells, Athens, GA Gripped Part 2: Blindsided by Stacy Padula is a cautionary tale for young adults, but it is also a humanizing story of those who have fallen into bad habits. Eighth graders Chris Dunkin, Cathy Kagelli, and Jason Davids are an integral part of their clique in their community, and are … Continue reading Mackenzie Wells Reviews “Gripped 2: Blindsided” by Stacy Padula

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

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