Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand 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 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.
Thank you to Bookbridr and Hodder for sending me a copy to review .I was really excited to read this after recently reading delirum and loving it and there was a lot of hype surrounding this book .
I enjoyed the dual narrative and the charactars each had some tragic events and aspects to their family life which explianied their reasons for wanting to play the game .
However for me this book left me feeling slightly confused as to what I had read and whether I had enjoyed it or not ?
There were interesting parts but didn’t really go anywhere for me and was left asking what and eh at the end .
In this gritty, spellbinding novel, bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping narrative of friendship, courage, survival, and hope.