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"Stacy Padula's masterful control of a bifurcated storyline keeps the reader intrigued in two chronologies of events. The characters grow richer with each passing novel, as the depth of relationships between them approaches reality." - Mackenzie Wells, University of Georgia
"This book is perfect for teens and their parents as it offers unique perspectives on complex issues that teens face today. Teens and parents can learn from this book as it offers insight into the difficulties one may find navigating through high school or parenting a teen through high school. Overall, Gripped 4 was a fascinating read that leaves so much to be answered in Gripped 5. I would give this book a 10/10 and would encourage all teens and their parents to pick up this book along with the entire Gripped series." - Michael Farinacci, University of Notre Dame
"This novel is an engaging and meaningful read, ideal for high school freshmen, while also being very applicable to adults wanting to know more about teenage drug abuse. Gripped Part 4 displays the many drawbacks of taking drugs, including losing friends, girlfriends, and your thoughts on your own life. As a result, Padula effectively shows the extreme efforts needed to begin overcoming an addiction in order to begin a new life; this is shown to be very hard to complete. This would hopefully influence all young adults to avoid using drugs in order to prevent going through this troublesome process, and to avoid losing the trust and relationships with loved ones and friends." - Kyle Banker, University of Miami
About the Author
- ASIN : B087NXYF6V
- Publisher : Briley & Baxter Publications; 1st edition (May 26, 2020)
- Publication date : May 26, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1813 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 280 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,519,513 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Stacy Padula’s masterful control of a bifurcated storyline keeps the reader intrigued in two chronologies of events. The characters grow richer with each passing novel, and the depth of relationship between them approaches reality. A five star review for Gripped 4: Smoke and Mirrors.
Gripped 4: Smoke and Mirrors is a must read for teens in high school and beyond, as well as their parents. It is an easy read with a story that keeps you turning the page. In following the lives of the characters, the book demonstrates how damaging peer pressure can be in a teen’s life. The book follows the recurring theme in the series that it is never too late to turn your life around. Gripped 4: Smoke and Mirrors is a captivating extension of the series that gets five stars.
We see how easily people are changing, from only smoking weed or drinking to taking painkillers and snorting drugs, a massive example of how gateway drugs can affect someone. This book especially touches on peer pressure, from friends, boyfriends, and popularity in general. This book has the most severe actions we’ve seen yet, with accidental drug-taking and mixing hard drugs. By reading, teens can learn how to deal with these potentially devastating decisions by reading about how they affect the characters who parallel people they know in their own lives.
As a parent of teenagers, this book helped me become more aware of drug addiction, depression and family dynamics. This book is great for people of all ages, especially middle to high school aged kids and their parents.
Way to go Stacy!! You did it again! Congrats on another Gripped series book and I hope to see your series on the big screen in the movies one day :)
This book is perfect for teens and their parents as it offers unique perspectives on complex issues that teens face today. Teens and parents can learn from this book as it offers insight into the difficulties one may find navigating through high school or parenting a teen through high school. Overall, Gripped 4 was a fascinating read that leaves so much to be answered in Gripped 5. I would give this book a 10/10 and would encourage all teens and their parents to pick up this book along with the entire Gripped series.