Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Up and Coming: Panic by Lauren Oliver

Librarian M takes a look at the latest from one of our High School TAB's favorite authors:

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Release Date: March 4, 2014

Every June the graduating seniors in Carp, NY have a chance to participate in a game called Panic. The tasks they have to complete to stay in the game can be dangerous, but risking injury (or even death) is worth it to some for the potential to win the prize--$67,000.

Every person who plays has their own personal goal that they hope to achieve by winning Panic. Dodge wants revenge for something that happened to his sister in a previous game. Natalie wants enough money to make it out to LA and set herself set up to pursue an acting career. And Heather…well Heather wasn’t supposed to play but after she sees her boyfriend kissing another girl she decides to go for it.

Following along with each of the players is exhilarating and some of the tasks will have you on the edge of your seat. Oliver’s writing is very cinematic and she makes it easy to picture what is happening as the game progresses. Highly recommended for those of you who are looking for some excitement in your next read.

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