Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic - Lauren Oliver

If you read the blurb for this book and thought it might be a rip-off of The Hunger Games, don't worry. It's nothing like The Hunger Games and cannot possibly be considered a rip-off.


In this book, a bunch of idiots (and they're not just idiots because they are teenagers, they are actually incredibly stupid people) play this game where the chances of getting hurt or dying are pretty astronomical. 


Example: Russian roulette.

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They act like the prize money is so worth it, but really it's only $63,000 or something like that. Enough to risk your life for? I think not. Although I don't think any sum of money is worth risking your life for, really. Some of the players lived in trailer parks, but they weren't starving and they shouldn't have been that desperate.



Just past the middle of the book there was some intrigue that held my attention, but it dissolved quickly. From there, the book was made up of one bad decision after another.

Lastly, the ending did not fit the story. That's all I'll say so I don't give anything away.