Author: Lauren Oliver
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for. For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.
Review: I really had a hankering to read this book so I picked it up and read it lol. I really love Lauren Oliver's writing so this was a must for my collection. I really enjoyed reading Panic, I'm pretty sure I would have been out on the first round. I found that reading the stunts didn't seem like they were very action- packed, where as if it were happening it real life I would be crapping my pants. I know this is a standalone but I want more background on the game Panic. Who created it? Who picks the judges? Why are those people picked to be judges? How do they chose the challenges? Also why did this year have more money in the pot? Maybe Lauren Oliver could write a "Rule Book for Panic". How frigging cool would that be? I'd read it. Despite all of my unanswered questions, Panic was a great read and I want more. Lauren Oliver continually proves herself as an amazing author. Everyone should read this book.
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