Win a Family Weekend Break with Lovereading and VisitWiltshire - click here for details...

newgen books for YA readers debuts of the month
Search our site
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Panic by Lauren Oliver
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

What does sixty thousand dollars mean to you? A car? A choice at college? A way to pay debts? For Heather it means escape from her small-town life and neglectful mother, so she enters “Panic” a game of dares played by high school leavers. Dodge enters too but for him it’s all about revenge, though the money would really help his crippled sister. As the dares get more and more dangerous the characters lose the perspective of a game played for cash and it becomes about surviving and proving your worth. The thrilling moments of physical danger are surrounded by plenty of teenage angst, bitter rivalries, the agony of first love and lots of family drama. It is not connected to Lauren Oliver’s wonderful Delirium trilogy but does share the characteristics of a teen novel with adult appeal.

If you like Lauren Oliver you might also like to read books by Scott K. Andrews, Karen Thompson Walker and Julianna Baggott.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Win an advanced copy of Fern Britton's new novel!

What a way to start the New Year! We have 10 pre-publication copies of Fern Britton's new Cornish drama to give away!

To have a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 12 February 2018. The winners will be notified by 19 February 2018,

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 12/02/2018

Synopsis

Panic by Lauren Oliver

An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver. 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, bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping narrative of friendship, courage, survival, and hope.

Reviews

'This novel is not aimed at boring parent types. It's stark, fast-moving and rather hysterical in tone, as befits readers with short attention spans and strong stomachs. Oliver has a wonderful understanding of her target audience; unsurprisingly the movie rights have been snapped up.' * The Times *'


About the Author

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with DELIRIUM and then PANDEMONIUM - the first two books in her compellingly addictive trilogy. She is also the author of two novels for young readers, LIESL & PO and THE SPINDLERS, delightful, scary and magical novels that are certain to become modern classics of children's writing. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

14th August 2014

Author

Lauren Oliver

More books by Lauren Oliver
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.laurenoliverbooks.com

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781444723052

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools