Panic by Lauren Oliver
Release Date: March 2014
Place on Hold
Synopsis: In Carp, New York the high school seniors have a tradition, Panic. A game they play at the end of every school year where the crash prize is high but the stakes are even higher. Panic consists of dangerous challenges that the contestants have to complete in order to move forward, ending with the final three players having a death defying drag race. This year Heather and Dodge will compete in Panic where they will learn that everyone has a secret and everything comes with a price.
This book was just okay for me. I really hated all the characters; they had no personality. At all. They were like robots that the author assigned lines to. The only reason I didn’t stop reading the book was because I wanted to see what the next challenge in Panic was. I understood the point of the book and how Panic was something different to everyone but I felt like it wasn’t communicated until the ending which made the book really dull. Mostly it was just the different events of Panic with a few other things throw in and it was really bad. I wish the author would have communicated more of the characters personality and their reasons for competing in Panic etc. throughout the book. I would not recommend this book.