Lauren Oliver (@OliverBooks) Reads Chapters 1-3 of ‘Panic’ In New Video

Lauren Oliver Reads Chapter One of Panic

Earlier today, Lauren Oliver tweeted a message to her fans that when her upcoming novel Panic reached 2,500 “to-reads” on Goodreads, Harper Teen would release a video of her reading the first chapter of the book. A short time later the goal was reached and we now get our first glimpse, er, listen, at Panic! Check out the description of the book as well below the video.

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 twelve thousand people 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. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

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. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

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.

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.

Panic has been optioned by Universal Pictures for a seven figure movie deal. Panic is set to hit bookshelves in Spring 2014.

Detailed Description and Release Date Announced for @OliverBooks’ “Panic”

Lauren Oliver

We recently posted the news of Lauren Oliver’s upcoming novel Panic‘s movie deal and now there’s a little more information to share! Lauren shared Panic’s description and release date on her blog. Mark your calendars for March 14, 2014! Below is the more detailed description from Goodreads.

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 people 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. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

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. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

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.

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.

Will you be reading Panic? Pre-order your copy here!

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Lauren Oliver’s ‘Panic’ Picked Up by Universal After a Bidding War (@OliverBooks)

After a bidding war ensued, Lauren Oliver’s upcoming novel Panic has been acquired by Universal Pictures in a seven figure deal. The Wrap broke the news exclusively:

The seven-figure deal closed on Monday night, according to an individual familiar with the negotiations. HarperCollins imprint Harper Teen will publish the book in spring 2014.

Marc Platt will produce the project for Universal, which is keeping plot details under wraps. Maradith Frenkel, Universal’s VP of production, will oversee the project for the studio.

“Panic” is described as Oliver’s return to the realism and grittiness of her first novel “Before I Fall,” which was optioned in 2010 by Fox 2000.

So, what do you think? Will you be checking out Panic when it hits shelves?

Read more at the source.

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