"Panic" by Sharon M. Draper is another teen issues selection that middle and high school 'reluctant' readers will relish to the very last page. The book revolves around kidnapping and abusive dating relationships. These are both hot button issues teens and parents must not ignore. The book's main characters are all students at a dance academy as well as high school friends. The story unfolds against the backdrop of an up-coming dance recital of "Peter Pan" a fairy tale about children being abducted from their bedrooms at night. Each chapter starts with a quote from "Peter Pan" that reinforces the actions in the chapter. This is a very realistic picture of a bright, creative female who has a momentary lapse in judgement and is kidnapped. She yearns to be a 'star' but not the kind her kidnapper forces on her. Another character in the story is in an abusive relationship, not unlike many I have observed as a high school counselor. The story also has a male dancer who is a shining example of a respectful and compassionate human being. Although these characters face a myriad of difficulties in their lives, they have a strong mentor in their dance teacher as well as the healing power of dance. (Feedback about this item is really appreciated, and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES and new products posted). Thank You!!!