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Monday, 25 August 2014

Review #332: Panic- Lauren Oliver

Title: Panic
Author: Lauren Oliver
Pages: 405
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.

About this author

Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers and so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in front of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between “chortling” and “chuckling,” is normal. She has always been an avid reader.

She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature. After college, she attended the MFA program at NYU and worked briefly as the world’s worst editorial assistant, and only marginally better assistant editor, at a major publishing house in New York. Her major career contributions during this time were flouting the corporate dress code at every possible turn and repeatedly breaking the printer. Before I Fall is her first published novel.

She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else.

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