“Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 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.”- Goodreads
Wow! I loved this book. First off I wanted to say I have so many feelings about this book. I loved our main Characters. The first character we meet is Heather who is at the start of panic to support her friend Natalie, but at the last minute she decides to play. I really sympathise for her with her family situations and I really like seeing what's in her head. Then there is Bishop who is super secretive and supportive of his friends. At first I did not like him, but he was really impressed with him as the story went along. He also has something to do with Panic. Next is Dodge who we get to see part of the story from. He was one of the people who was picked on at school and also has bad family problems. He always knew he was going to play Panic, but it is not for the money, he wants revenge. Finally there is Nattile who just wants to play for the money. I really don’t like her character she is deceitful, manipulative, a bit caring, and dimwitted. She is not the type of friend I would like to have. I really liked how she did the duo point of view. When you do it right (this book) it makes so much sense and it weaves together right. This book did this and made the story so much better than I thought it would be. When you read a chapter from one person and then the next from the other character it gives so much suspense and mystery to the novel.(show spoiler)
I have read two of her other books this year, but this book was the best. If you like suspense, stress, drama, a touch of romance and some mystery then I think you would like this book.I really enjoyed this book so it gets 5/5.
(Note: This is all my thoughts alone.)