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YA Event: Lauren OliverSaturday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.Panic From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Oliver, comes an extraordinary novel of fear, friendship, courage, and hope. Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 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. 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. 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.With an atmosphere reminiscent of "Breaking Bad" and Winter’s Bone, PANIC depicts a raw and bracingly realistic way of life that’s a rarity in contemporary teen fiction. Already optioned by Universal Pictures in a major deal, this gritty, spellbinding novel captures both the raw energy of fear mixed with excitement as well as the aching need to find a place to belong.