REVIEW: Panic by Sharon M. Draper


by Sharon M. Draper

YA Contemporary

Book Description

Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger.

But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his wife and daughter? And casting a movie that very night—a movie in need of a star dancer? What then?

Then Diamond might make the wrong decision.

It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes—and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news.


Panic by Sharon M. Draper

I gave it my best attempt, I swear, I really did.

But I had to quit reading around page 95 when a character’s name made me laugh out loud–and not in a good way. This book was not a satire, so when I came across the name Magnificent Significant Jones, I knew I couldn’t take the book seriously any more.

I should have stopped after the first chapter. The part I read was full of slang and it made reading very awkward for me. Maybe I’m not the core demographic for the book…but just because a teenager will be reading something does not mean the word “dissing” needs to be used.

For a book that’s supposed to be about a kidnapped girl, the book does not really have a lot to do with a kidnapping. In the first 100 pages, I read more about her friends’ dance and boyfriend dramas than about the girl in question.

When I got to this point, I was just done.

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I read this book courtesy of Around the World ARC Tours.

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Posted on November 3, 2012, in books, challenge, Goodreads challenge, reading, review, YA Challenge. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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