Suspense. The high school seniors in impoverished Carp, New York, have an unusual graduation ritual: Panic, a survival competition designed to push each player to their physical and psychological breaking point. The winner takes home a huge cash prize, which motivates Heather to participate -- it'll take money to get her and her sister out of Carp. Her classmate Dodge, however, is playing purely for revenge. Blending bleak, white-knuckle suspense with strong characters and moments of hope, Panic is a "compulsively readable tale of friendship, loyalty, survival, and courage" (Booklist). For another gripping story of competitive risk-taking, try NERVE by Jeanne Ryan.