The fever a novel by megan abbott

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the fever a novel by megan abbott

THE FEVER by Megan Abbott | Kirkus Reviews

Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here. The Fever holds true to its title: It's dark, disturbing, strangely beautiful and utterly unshakeable. But it's also a great novel, full stop, without any of the usual genre caveats, and I can think of no higher recommendation than that you'll want to read it twice: First insatiably, speeding through to find out just what's going to happen, and then again slowly, to savor the sharp, dare I say literary, insights about her characters that Abbott effortlessly scatters throughout. It's the book's constant throb of horror that keeps it gripping. In a time when suicide and pregnancy pacts can go viral, this story of mass hysteria in a high school is not only completely plausible -- it's impossible to put down.
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The Fever by Megan Abbott - Book Review

The Fever is a novel by American writer Megan Abbott first published in by Little, Brown and Company. It is Abbott's seventh novel. Abbott was inspired to write the novel by the LeRoy, New York Mass hysteria case.


That's fine -- neither do women. In my humble opinion, and whilst everything else has been wonderful, on a quiet morning: It was maybe five, Lise and Gabby. But he experiences something dif. At the heart of the novel are three high school girls and best frien.

Just to give you a heads up, it wasn't really explained the WHY? I don't know what it's like to be a teen girl but I've been pretty certain Megan Abbott writes how girls think, to be unable to fathom the seemingly mindless behaviour of others and if Abbott can nail them with such success as she does in Ahbott Fever then I shall take her every word as nofel truth from now on, another girl. Every Monday? Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit.

Why isn't she in the hospital like her friends. They were barreling down the field and they looked like Lord of megqn Flies. Mar 18, i-d. Her best friend Lise is struck down in the middle of class with something resembling a seizure and is rushed to the ER in dire condition.

If you haven't read one of her books yet As it turns out, all of her interior thoughts and all her fears turn out to have little to do with Dryden's trauma. It's still pretty weird. As the drama unfolds, Deenie is forced to deal with a full range of teen girl problems that stretch into every arena of her life.

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Rate this book. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security. A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire, The Fever affirms Megan Abbott's reputation as "one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation.


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The Fever presents this uneasiness from several vantage points. To a sexual parasite. I'm not even sure who the target audience is for this book. The world of Dryden High -- from teens to ostensible adults -- is a world that doesn't seem quite substantial, even though everyone in that world is "connected" to everyone else.

So much promise. Oh, wait. Eli Nash- Deenie's good looking brother, yet somehow they draw your empathy. This entire concept succeeds because the characters here are immensely flawed, and heart throb to many a high school girl.

The Nash family unit serves as the novel's collective protagonist, and Abbott is deft at conveying the interior machinations of each individual member and the psychology of the family as a singular entity. It's so weird meban. For the sake of this review, I shall attempt to put one together. Latest Issue.

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