Panic by Lauren Oliver

1bb

Heather’s life is certainly not what you would call “cozy.”  With an absent dad and a mom who lives inside a bottle, Heather does what she can for her sister and herself.

She never thought she would complete in Panic.

Panic was a game for students who were newly graduated from their senior year.  It happened during the summer and while the game itself was dangerous and frowned upon by adults and authority figures alike, the stakes were high with a high payoff.  The games were dangerous and you could be killed, but if you chicken out you are out of the game… for some of the students, it is do or die… either way.

When home circumstances hit an all time low, Heather knows it is up to her to figure out a way to care for her sister and provide something better for themselves.

And this years Panic is paying out at an all time high.

Dodge does not fear Panic.  He is sure that he can win and what he is hiding will be his motivation.

But Panic is filled with those with secrets….

For Heather and Dodge… there really is no choice.  And along the way you never know what sort of alliances you can build, knowledge you can gain, and relationships that can make a world of difference.

 

 

I chose to listen to Panic because I have adored Loren Oliver’s past reads…  Before I Fall, Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem.  She writes YA stories with great twists and turns which are a delight to read.

 Panic was a great next step for her.  With the excitement of Hunger Games (without that level of “you all must die!”) I found Panic to be an interesting look at what could go on underneath the proverbial watchful eye…

There are some interesting twists and turns in Panic, and while I can not say that it is a favorite of the Oliver books for me, it holds great potential.  Rumor has it that is has already been snatched up by Paramount Pictures to be a movie.  One that I would definitely go see.

About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Want To Be Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on April 2, 2014, in audio review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I will have to watch the video of Lauren Oliver reading the first chapter of Panic when I get home from work. I enjoyed Delirium and am excited to read this one.

  2. Hm, I’m just not sure this is for me – I’ll have to think about it.

  3. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about Panic, although the majority have been of the negative kind. I think I’ll give Panic a pass as far as reading goes but I don’t think my curiosity could pass up on the movie, if that were to be the case. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Sheila! :-)

  4. I have been meaning to try Oliver, but haven’t yet. I do have this one, though. If it is the one I start with I will have to remember to try something else if I don’t love it.

  5. I’ve been toying with putting this one on the wish list, and I think you have me sold with the ‘Hunger Games without the you must all die stuff’.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,001 other followers