What would you do for $50,000?
Every year in Carp, high school seniors have a chance to play Panic a game in which everyone has to face their fears and the danger is always 100% real. Players receive challenges from an anonymous panel of judges. Every flinch is taken into account and eliminations can be pretty grave. The thing is Carp has been a dying town for as long as anyone can remember and there aren’t many opportunities for success. These teens are desperate to catch a break and they’ll accept the risk which means some people just might die trying.
In the book participants declare their intention to play by jumping off a cliff into the water. To learn more about Panic, all you have to do is grab the book at your local library! (Do it!)