Panic

By OLIVER, Lauren

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ISBN
9780062014559 9780062285591
Publisher
HarperCollins Harper


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—There's not much to do in tiny Carp, New York, so a group of teenagers take it upon themselves to create their own excitement through Panic, a risky game with potentially deadly sets of challenges. Panic is all about facing fears, and this year's winner will take home a pot of $67,000. Both Heather and Dodge need to win for personal reasons, and they decide to form an alliance, one that will be threatened repeatedly throughout the game. The large...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2014

In the small upstate New York town of Carp, graduating seniors take part in the officially unsanctioned game of Panic. On June 18th, teens Heather and Dodge announce their participation by making the Jump. After the last trial -- Joust -- the Panic winner will take home a pot of $67,000, a small fortune in a town where forty percent of the adult population is on unemployment. Heather, the daughter of an addict, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

In a small upstate New York town, graduating seniors take part in the officially unsanctioned game of Panic. Heather, the daughter of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2014

An exciting premise by a popular author with a knack for riveting storytelling. The novel alternates between two equally engaging perspectives: Heather, who hadn’t planned to play Panic but joined in anguish when she caught her boyfriend cheating, and Dodge, who has been plotting his path to victory for years. In the fas...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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