The Fever (E–pub/E–book) ↠ Megan Abbott


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The Fever review ¸ 103 In this impossible to put down panic attack of a novel a small town high school becomes the breeding ground for a mysterious illnessDeenie Nash is a diligent student with a close knit family; her brother Eli is a hockey star and. I received an ARC of this from NetGalley for this reviewThe whole time I was reading this I had to fight the urge to walk around imitating Christopher Walken from that famous Saturday Night Live skit I got a FEVER and the only prescription is Megan Abbott Sorry I had to get that out of my systemDeenie Nash is a pretty typical American teenage girl She lives with her school teacher father Tom and her brother Eli After her best friend Lise has a seizure in class followed by girls becoming violently ill a wave of hysteria rises which makes all of them examine what they thought they knew about the people around themMegan Abbott showed her impressive noir chops in great books like The Song Is You and ueenpin and in her recent work Dare Me she s been illustrating how the inner lives and social circles of teenage girls can be a darker and scarier topic than mob owned night clubs or the seamier side of Hollywood She s outdone herself in The Fever by starting with a simple premise of a mysterious illness causing panic and then using it to touch the variety of things that would come up in any teenage girl s life When Deenie is jealous of her friend Gabbie s new relationship with the odd Skye or struggling to understand her adolescent sexual urges or angry at her mother for leaving her father it makes adult reader remember the confused emotionality that goes along with teenagersWhat impressed me even than her ability to put us inside the head of a teenage girl was how Ms Abbott also nails the male side of the euation Tom is a single dad trying to do his best for his kids but still constantly feels like he s failing them in one way or another Eli is a handsome hockey star who is bewildered by the attention he gets from girls but that doesn t stop him from occasionally hooking up with one of them Tom and Eli often regard Deenie and her friends as mysterious creatures best observed from some distanceAnother terrific aspect is how authentic the reaction of the community is portrayed Parents embracing conspiracy theories based on no evidence and pointing fingers at school administrators and government health workers is exactly the kind of irrational and panic stricken total bat shit freak out that would occur Mystery illness paranoia teenage angst high school politics sex divorce environmental issues social media gossip This book has something for everyone and proves once again that if you aren t reading Megan Abbott you should beAlso posted at Kemper s Book Blog

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The Fever review ¸ 103 Ysteria and contagion swell a series of tightly held secrets emerges threatening to unravel friendships families and the town's fragile sense of security The Fever is a chilling story about guilt lies and the lethal power of desi. When Deenie s best friend suffers a violent seizure in class the students are shocked When other girls begin suffering from mysterious ailments chaos ensues as the community tries to find a cure Is a strange illness caused by HPV the culprit What about the town s polluted lake Or is it just hysteriaI got this from NetgalleyAfter seeing Catching Fire in the theater I noticed most of the teenage girls in the crowd were sobbing I remarked on this the following Monday at work One man whose wife has been a teacher for 30 years said his wife calls it teenage girl hysteria When one girl feels a strong emotion pretty soon they all feel it I don t know how accurate all of that is but it was on my mind when I began reading The FeverBefore I forget to mention it I had this cover song by The Cramps playing in my head portions of this bookAnyway The Fever is the tale of one girl falling victim to a mystery illness and the fallout from that event Megan Abbott as much as I love her noir tales writes the hell out of what it s like to be a teenage girl during a time of crisis It s like she used to be one or somethingI had a feeling what was up with the girls besides Lise who wound up in the hospital but it took me forever to figure out what actually happened to Lise Megan paints a vivid picture of small town panic high school girl politics and how hard it must be to be the parent of a teenager I think I d rather be a guest at The Red Wedding than be a teenage girl in one of Megan Abbott s booksThe characters are well drawn The Nash family were the POV characters for the novel You ve got the divorced dad who is a teacher at the high school where everything goes down Eli older son and star hockey player and Deenie the girl who knows all the girls who ve fallen ill and is sure she ll be nextMegan did a great job providing misdirection I knew the HPV vaccine wasn t causing the trouble but she had me blaming the algae bloom in the polluted lake for part of the story even though I was sure it was all in the girls mindsIt was a great book Megan Abbott makes teenage girl politics look like the Starks vs The Lannisters Four out of five stars

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The Fever review ¸ 103 Her father is a popular teacher But when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying unexplained seizure in class the Nashes' seeming stability dissolves into chaos As rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through school and h. After reading Megan Abbott s Dare Me and recently learning she was coming out with another twisted mean girl tale I knew I had to get my hands on it As soon as it came in the mailI dropped everything else I was reading so I could focus on Abbott s newest dark and sinister novel THE FEVERDeenie s world is turned upside down when her best friend Lise starts convulsing on the floor in front of her entire class After Lise is rushed to the hospital rumors run rampant kids texting and posting photos and gossip on social media sites At first it seems like an isolated incident but when other girls start showing the same symptoms seizures hallucinations and strange tics The town of Dryden goes into panic mode Is it something in the town s water Why only girls Is it an STD A reaction to the HPV vaccination Is it female teenage hysteria Or is it something darker and personalbecause the victims all seem to somehow connect to Deenie herselfTHE FEVER is told from three different POVs Deenie Nash a typical high school student whose best friends Lise and Gabby were first to fall ill Eli Nash Deenie s good looking brother and heart throb to many a high school girlTom Nash Dennie and Eli s divorced father main caregiver and beloved teacher at the high schoolMegan Abbott is uickly becoming one of my favorite authors Once again she delivers a mesmerizing look into the frightening world of the modern American teenager If you haven t read one of her books yetwhat are you waiting for Hurrygo Go now I will wait tap tap tapARC Provided by publisher for review

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  • The Fever
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  • 28 December 2019
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