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The Right Person

(Montgomery Lake High #1)

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  18 reviews
This is an Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10: 1609114728 / ISBN13: 9781609114725

While Chris Dunkin’s parents travel freely for business, his older cousins Jordan and Taylor are left in charge. A parentless household provides the perfect venue for Jordan, a senior in high school, and Taylor, a junior in college, to throw parties that soon become infamous in Montgomery. Aft
Paperback, 150 pages
Published June 24th 2010 by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC
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Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Right Person, the first book in the Montgomery Lake High book series by Stacy Padula, chronicles the difficulties faced all too commonly by high school students. As the story follows a group of friends - some new, some old - as they navigate the beginnings of freshman year, the reader is quickly drawn to two of the main characters, Courtney and Chris.

All throughout middle school and even the summer leading up to ninth grade, Courtney is a person of integrity and great faith. She has no issu
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story describes a typical friend group, one that everyone is able to relate to and apply to their own life. Everyday teenagers are forced to make decisions that question and test their morality and this story uses the example of partying to illustrate the different choices one can make and the different outcomes that those choices result in. The temptation of alcohol and drugs is very prevalent in the lives of teenagers and only grows as one enters high school and college. The realistic des ...more
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
High School can be a difficult time in one’s life and presents unfamiliar situations and temptations that challenge one’s morals. Parties, peer pressure, and popularity can become an attraction and lead students away from God. The Right Person, by Stacy Padula, tells the story of a group of freshmen at Montgomery Lake High as they confront these same obstacles faced as many other high school students around the world.

The story focuses mainly on Chris: an athletic, partier who has spent the past
Lynn Dove
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe I had this book sitting on my shelf unread for so long! Fast paced, edgy, a page-turner! Now that I've read the first book of the series, I am looking forward to reading the second book. Stacy has captured the teenaged angst well in her books. Her characters are believable and I found myself drawn into the story.
Well done!
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 important not to loose focus of your morals, and that is an important life lesson that this book portrayed in an amusing, way.
There was many twists throughout the book, that were exciting and intriguing, yet realistic for what teenage expectations of high school should be. Each character evo
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a homeschooler, many of the concepts and plots in The Right Person, by Stacy Padula, were foreign to me. But this book made me feel as though I were there, in the novel, facing the same temptations as Chris and Courtney. I have never had to deal with drugs, parties, or alcohol. But I would recommend this book for those who are homeschooled, or teens who will be going into highschool, so that they may be aware of these things.

Through this novel, I noticed the harsh effects of peer pressure on
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is about a high school freshman named Chris Dunkin, who, along with most of his friends, has been pulled into the party life where drugs, alcohol, and popularity seems to be all that matters until he meets a girl who seems to be different. He feels drawn to her, but doesn’t figure out what drew him to her until their lives take a reverse role, that it was the life of Christ in her that was drawing Chris.

To everyone’s amazement, Chris, the class partier, turns his life over to Jesus Ch
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The Right Person” by Stacy A. Padula takes an in-depth look at the obstacles and pressures an average teenager faces in their lives. It focuses on all the major issues a freshman faces as they enter the battlefield known as high school.

From peer pressure to drug use to early dating, moral, and faith issues, this book exposes how these issues can lead someone to compromise their morals and doubt their faith in their quest to be accepted.

The main point and recurring theme of this book is the str
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The book “The Right Person”, by Stacy Padula, is an excellent novel for adolescents going through the stress and pressure of growing up. The book describes the story of a group of teenagers who undergo the numerous changes of a growing teenager. The story focuses mainly on Chris: an athletic, partier who has spent the past two years reliant on alcohol and drugs. He is influenced by his new girlfriend Courtney; a girl who is firm on her morals and opposition to drugs and alcohol. Courtney, howev
Georgia Dakoyannis
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

The Right Person of the MLH series was an exceptional book which I highly recommend to teens and preteens. It was nice to read a book about topics that I could relate to, compared to the typical, heavy English literature books that I am assigned to read in my AP-Lang class at school. I found the book very interesting and I was always wanting to read more. The book provides a very accurate description of the situations that occur in high school and similar to “real life,” I could not wait to see
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book The Right Person by Stacy Padula is one that reflects the hardships and choices throughout high school. The desire to fit in and be popular leads to many poor choices within the book. Obstacles such as partying, drugs, and alcohol use characterize the novel. The characters are faced with choosing whether to party to fit in or follow their hearts and do what they know is right. Throughout the book you meet many characters who are changed and define themselves by the decisions they have c ...more
Caroline Forbes
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Starting high school and becoming a young adult can present many challenges and difficult choices. At this time, you are trying to find yourself and choose what kind of person you want to be. The Right Person, by Stacy Padula, tells the story about a group of incoming high school freshman at Montgomery Lake High School. Alcohol, peer pressure, and partying causes lots of drama and decisions throughout the book, which relates to many high schoolers today.
The story focuses on Courtney, a religiou
Jennifer O'Sullivan
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It was a true testament to the challenges commonly faced in high school. Not only would this book give young teens an insight into what is to come, but it also helps parents understand the social pressures that their children may face. The characters were so relatable and easy to love; their ever-changing relationships and the problems they faced left me constantly wanting to pick up the book and know more. This faith-based book was inspirational and a breath of fresh air in an ...more
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the MLH series hooks the reader right off the bat with captivating characters like Chris, Bryan, and Courtney. It is written from a bunch of characters' perspectives, so the reader gets to see the full scope of the story. This keeps you wanting to read more and more. It never gets boring.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book for teens - true to life, totally relatable, and easy to read in one sitting.
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Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Mackenzie Wells
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Right Person feels like an authentic glimpse into the lives and minds of high school freshmen. It can be easy to forget or ignore the pressures and social stresses placed on young teenagers, but this story provides an intimate view of the exciting and dramatic world of a group of freshmen at Montgomery Lake High.
Throughout the book, several stories are progressing simultaneously. There is a story about Chris and Courtney, who recently started dating, but are already drifting apart. Meanwhi
Sophia Karnolt
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
High school expectations and experiences are different for everyone. It’s a learning experience that challenges everyone; you stay true to yourself or fall and get lost. The Right Person, by Stacy Padula, shares the tests some high school students at Montgomery Lake High face as they begin their year. They are faced against social pressures, parties, relationships, and trying to fit in with the popular crowd. This book highlights the struggles most teens deal with as they go through their high s ...more
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Stacy A. Padula is the Founder and President of South Shore College Consulting & Tutoring. A native of Pembroke, Massachusetts, she has accrued years of experience working with adolescents as a tutor, college counselor, mentor, life coach, and youth group leader. Stacy's first novel, "The Right Person," was published in 2010. In 2011, "When Darkness Tries to Hide" was published, followed by "The A ...more

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