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April 30, 2014





PANIC began as so many things to do in Carp, a poor town in the middle of nowhere because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. It’s a game played only by the desperate graduating teenagers who enter knowing they are gambling with their lives, but are prepared to risk it all for the life-changing victor’s prize.

Heather never thought she would compete. She’s never seen herself as fearless, as one to stand out from the crowd. 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.

In this gritty spellbinding novel, New York Times bestselling author LAUREN OLIVER explores the true meaning of hope and fear.

About the author LAUREN OLIVER is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author Before  I Fall, the Delirium trilogy [ Delirium,Pandemonium and Requiem], two novels for young readers, Liesl & Po and The Spindlers – and now Panic. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Lauren live in Brooklyn, New York.


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This my first book by Lauren Oliver who is New Yorks Time best-selling author. Panic is published Hodder & Stoughton.I loved how different Panic is. I have never read a story about a game before .The unusal story of a game gives the setting such power and depth. Lauren Oliver knows how to invent a broader of characters that you may like or be wary of. The energy just flows through the game of panic.The novel Panic is a very easy gripping read. About the novel Panic it is a game that is played by Carp High school. Its Saturday, June 18th. Two judges plan the game, name the challenges, deliver instructions, award and deduct points. The Two judges are picked in secret, and sworn to secrecy. They must not be subjected to bribes. No information, or leaks must be let out. The players of the game Panic are not to know what in the game to expect so know one can prepare. It is partly the unexpected, of never-knowing what to expects weeds them out, one by one.The prize money of $50,000, after fees are deducted and the judges who ever they are take their cut. The starting amount of cash prize in the past where one bought a lemon yellow Ford, and another bought herself new teeth. As the game of Panic started Heather stood on the ridge, suddenly petrified, afraid to jump.Dodge had a secret he knew something about Panic, he knew more about it, probably, than any of the other people on the beach I highly recommend Panic a story full of challenges exploring the true meaning of hope and fear. I hope that many readers buy Panic and enjoy the story as much as I have. Review by

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