Everyone is afraid of something. The creators of the competition know how to tap into your innermost fears. When a group of seniors decide to compete in Panic they all know the costs, but they all have reasons they have to win. Adversity builds relationships though, and soon enemies are hard to turn your back on when you care.
This novels jumps perspective frequently which keeps the game interesting because it gives you sneaks at what is really going on. I loved the first 5/6th of this book and then it was like “boom” it’s over. The last Panic challenge scene was unrealistic to me, but I will say that student’s I’ve talked to usually don’t agree. The storytelling is well done though in all the other areas.
“Dodge felt vaguely disappointed, as he often felt when interacting with other people when the reality failed to meet his expectations. Or, in this case his fantasies. “
“No one had ever told her this basic fact. Not everyone got to be loved.”
“When you love someone, when you care for someone, you have to do it through the good and the bad. Not just when you’re happy and it’s easy.”
Recommended Grades: 10 and up
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Overall Opinion: Average
Source: Book and audiobook