Panic

by Oliver, Lauren, 1982-

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual YA CDB OLIVER
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  YA CDB OLIVER
 
 
Summary

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, 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.

In this gritty, spellbinding novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping narrative of friendship, courage, survival, and hope.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Oliver brings the survivalist competition of the Hunger Games series to present day New York State, where newly graduated seniors can take part in an annual game called Panic. In a small town where factory closures laid off 40 percent of the population, students are understandably concerned about financial security, and Panic awards the ultimate winner a sizable cash jackpot gathered from mandatory contributions from all high-school students. Participants are judged on physically and mentally challenging dares that culminate in a game of chicken called The Joust. The game's genesis, organizers, and judges are carefully kept secrets, and participants work hard to keep the police in the dark, as dangerous stunts have resulted in deaths in years past. Told in alternating chapters by Heather and Dodge, two players with siblings to protect and avenge, Oliver's novel is a wholly believable and compulsively readable tale of friendship, loyalty, survival, and courage. Although loose ends are tied together a little too neatly, the depressing yet realistic picture of new high-school graduates facing a bleak future balances unlikely heroism and happy endings. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The Delirium trilogy books are New York Times and international best-sellers. Expect demand.--Carton, Debbie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Heather and Dodge live in Carp, N.Y., a down-on-its-heels town where graduating seniors can participate in a secret annual game called Panic. Everyone contributes to the pot, with winner take all when the game begins. Players have died in the past, and Dodge's older sister was paralyzed two years earlier; this year's prize is $67,000. This is a purported return to realistic fiction for Oliver following her popular Delirium books, and it's realistic in the way that Before I Fall was: in her setting and characters, if not the situations they face. The stakes of Panic are extraordinarily high; an early challenge has competitors crossing between two water towers on a narrow plank, and things only escalate. Oliver runs no risk of idealizing small-town life; Carp is stifling and impoverished, and her descriptions can be borderline disdainful (one character's mother has a "face like a pulpy fruit"; a gas station attendant's hair is "slicked to one side, like weeds strapped to his forehead"). Oliver brings a high-concept, high-stakes conceit to Main Street USA, and the result is as uncomfortable as it is thrilling. Ages 14-up. Agent: Stephen Barbara, Foundry Literary + Media. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Games -- Fiction.
Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Fiction.
High school graduates -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland, Or. : Prince Frederick, MD :Blackstone Audio ;2014
Distributed by Recorded Books,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Drew, Sarah, 1980- narrator.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Recorded Books, LLC.
Participants/Performers Performed by Sarah Drew.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Recording originally produced by Harper Audio, p2014.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Description 7 audio discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781482992298
1482992299
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