The only occasion when panic is a good thing.

I want to talk to you guys about panic. Not the “sudden overwhelming fear that produces hysterical or irrational behavior,” but rather the book Panic by Lauren Oliver. Aren’t you relieved? I am. I don’t want anyone to panic. Please.



This book. Where do I even begin? It is a character-driven story with so many facets it’s difficult to jam it into a genre. Heather and Dodge, both recent high school grads, are playing Panic, the super-secret game of wits that leaves the winner with a huge cash prize.

Heather isn’t sure why she is playing exactly, but she knows she isn’t going to quit. Dodge, however, knows precisely what he wants out of it, and it’s not the money. The characters and their journey is what kept me reading. The plot is original, yes. In fact, I haven’t read another book to which I could compare it. But beyond that, the characters are motivated by real things and become better versions of themselves in the process, which I love seeing in any book.

This twisty coming of age story will keep you guessing and may draw a tear or two. The beginning was a bit slow, but stick with it and you’ll be satisfied with the end. Promise. 🙂



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  1. amb

    I tried to download this from the library but all the copies are checked out so I got another one of Lauren’s books instead and now I’m hooked and going to be staying up past my bedtime and using a lot of run on sentences I can tell. 😀

  2. MommaNeedsCoffee

    After reading this yesterday I decided to go online and get it from the library. I just finished it. I was drawn into the story immediately. It had a very interesting and original story line and the ending is definitely worth it! Now to go find more of this author’s books to read! Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Nora

    I just finished Panic and loved it. I agree, it started a bit slow, but by the end I couldn’t wait to get home from whatever I was doing so I could read more.

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