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Panic

Sharon M. Draper

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Description:

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 readers 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. By turns pulse-pounding and inspiring. Review Quotes: "Sharon M. Draper's PANIC is an outstanding book... [This is] high-interest contemporary fiction -- a book that many readers will gulp down in one evening. It is a story that addresses important issues (like never getting into cars with strangers, and never letting your high school boyfriend take photos of you that you wouldn't want your parents to see). Thus, it is a book that could quite likely save lives and reputations. Some astute readers will recognize how these issues all relate to the objectification of women in our culture. And it is for these reasons that PANIC will be an important addition to m

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cherise Boothe

Length:

7h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:35

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:02


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:45