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.
- The storyline was interesting, it was almost like a small town Hunger Games.
- At first I really wasn't sure if I would like Heather, but she really grew on me during the book. I like the strong girl she was by the end.
- Like the Delirium series, Lauren's writing is quick and easy to read.
- Dodge was definitely my favorite part of this book, he has a rougher life but he is such a softie!
- As cool as the contest sounded, it just really fell short. There wasn't an amazing reason to do it, other than money and it just seemed like it could have been flushed out more.
- The book never really climaxed to a point where you could not stop reading and just needed to know what was next.