Mini Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic“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 mostPanic 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 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.”

Click Here
Click Here

 

Why was I excited?
Panic was the Booksplosion book of the month for June which meant I was definitely going to be readign it at some point. Also, after readign and loving her Delirium trilogy, I was eagerly awaiting more of Oliver’s AWESOME writing especially in a new genre.

How long did it take to read?

2 days

Rating:

85% I really enjoyed it!
Most frightening challenge: hmmmm for the characters I would say either the tiger challenge because holy mother of god I would have died, or probably the freeway I think that’s the one I would have been LEAST likely to even attempt, not that I’m dauntless enough to be playing this game. Is it just me or did it feel like Dauntless initiation x 10000! From a readers perspective though I’d have to say it was more frightening to read the joust than the tigers because we knew about the exploding car you know? I was like dying I couldn’t have handled it had Heather died because her sister needed her!
Can I just say that from the moment I knew there were tigers i was all TIGERS TIGER CHALLNEGE TIGER CHALLENGE!!!!! And started to freak out. To be honest I think we all saw it coming though.
Character Opinions
Heather – The moment I really was feeling for Heather was when she came home and her sister was standing out in the rain having gone blue because her mum had kicked her out of the caravan so she could be high and when heather stormed in and threw the cocaine to the ground, tethered her stuff and just left I was just in awe of the fact that hs had finally stood up for herself. That being said I got so frustrated with her for not going to Anne sooner. The woman cared about her and instead of living in the car just stay at your employers house!
Dodge- I’m saying it now I pretty much hated the guy the whole way through the book I just didn’t have a crap to give about him it’s like he was saying he was doing it for revenge for his sister but winning panic isn’t going to unparalyse her and then when an opportunity for her to get better comes along he just acts like an arse and walks home in the rain! He’s selfish and uses other people to hide behind that. I just hated him and was mad when Heather gave him a share of the winnings.
Natalie – complete and utter bitch, no redeeming qualities that’s all I have to say.
Bishop: Okay from the moment that there was that one challenge he “didn’t go to” I knew he was a judge and I was right!!! I shipped him and heather so hard just yessssss!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge