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Panic

Panic

(2013)
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As rehearsals begin for the ballet version of Peter Pan, the teenaged members of an Ohio dance troupe lose their focus when one of their own goes missing. The Crystal Pointe Dance Academy is a refuge for the group of students who take classes and participate in dance recitals. Each of them - Diamond, Layla, Mercedes and Justin, the only boy in the group - has a different reason to dance, but they all want to earn a role in the upcoming production of Peter Pan. When Diamond disappears during a routine trip to the mall, the close-knit group is thrown into emotional turmoil that mounts as the days go by. As it turns out, Diamond has been lured by a sexual predator dangling the promise of a movie audition and finds herself in a dire situation.

While the four main characters alternate narration, this is really a two-sided story: Diamond's story of abduction and exploitation, and the everyday concerns her friends face back home. The other dancers face tough situations, from relationship conflicts to a parent returning home after a long incarceration. Diamond's story, though, with elements of suspense and sexual horror, is the more interesting of the two, and listeners will find themselves impatient to get back to her ordeal, which is depicted frankly but with sensitivity. Threading through it all is the importance of the arts as a vehicle to get through tough times.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : USA Library Binding
Title: Panic (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-606-35447-6 / 978-0-606-35447-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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March 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Panic
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 1-4424-0896-0 / 978-1-4424-0896-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Panic
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 1-4424-0897-9 / 978-1-4424-0897-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Panic
Author(s): Sharon Draper
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: PANIC, Unabridged
Author(s): Sharon Draper, Cherise Booth
ISBN: 1-4703-9827-3 / 978-1-4703-9827-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Panic
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Panic
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   



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