Review of 'Panic' by Lauren Oliver
“She thought all you needed to do - all any of them needed - was to get out. But maybe you carried your demons with you everywhere, the way you carried your shadow.”
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Plot: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. 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.
Panic wasn’t as great as I expected it to be. I read it quite fast but the thrill wasn’t enough for me.
The game called “Panic” was easy to understand and it was worked out very well. But at some points I found it very exaggerated and not very believable. The characters are actually very okay. You get familiar with them fast and even when you don’t know every detail about them you are able to imagine them very well.
I already knew the style of writing of the author through a different book and I have to say that I found it there much better. This time the author made everything a bit smoother. The sentences seemed sometimes like they were just written down and not very thought through and not spectacular at all.
But the story is still great and the author wrote about the content very well. There are some twists which I didn’t expected and which are placed great. But with some things I asked myself if this was really necessarily. The ending itself was great and really is a plus for the story.
I can recommend the book to you if you like youth stories which aren’t written that complicated or don’t force you to think thaaat much. So the story is great to interrupt because it is easy to start ready after a break.
Get the book here: Amazon.com
Source of Plot: https://www.amazon.com/Panic-Lauren-Oliver/dp/0062014560/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483892854&sr=8-1&keywords=Panic
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