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Panic by Lauren Oliver: Review

Panic - Lauren Oliver

 Synopsis: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: Panic is a contemporary novel about high school seniors that compete in a competition in order to win the grand prize:$60,000. This book is really enjoyable, however a lot of things were left unexplained, therefore creating a bit of confusion as to how things went down between characters and the contest. The ending was a little rushed, but pretty satisfying. This book is a stand alone. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a surprising and short read that you cannot put down. It's not perfect, but is definitely enjoyable and refreshing.