Sunday, April 27, 2014

Panic by Lauren Oliver

PanicPanic by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow another great nail biter from Lauren Oliver. Panic is a game that takes place and involves secret judges, a series of dares, and a group of contestants that get smaller as the challenges get more serious and very, very scary. I liked Heather and Bishop and grew to like Dodge. Heather comes from a very dysfunctional family - a mom who drinks and parties and doesn't love Heather and her little sister, Lily. Bishop and Heather and Nat have been best friends forever. Dodge has a sister who was paralyzed as a result of Panic years before and he is out for revenge. Oliver's portrayal of these teens, what makes them tick, what scares them, and why they do what they do was pitch perfect. The book was scary, exciting, and all about teens who are graduated and spend a summer seeing if they can win the $67,000 purse in the game of Panic. The police are after anyone involved and will jail them, so everyone is very, very careful with how they act around adults and family members. Who will win and at what cost? Read Panic, you won't be able to put it down, I couldn't!!!

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