Friday, October 4, 2019

The Fever (Megan Abbott)

A quick read with nothing special about it, Megan Abbott's The Fever is the perfect book for passing the time on a long plane or car trip.

Deenie Nash is an everyday high schooler, with her father a teacher at the school and her brother a hockey star. Things are normal until, one day, her best friend has a seizure in class. The cause is unknown, and soon, hysteria breaks out when other girls begin to act strangely too. Parents are terrified that a "fever" is sweeping through the town that is targeting their daughters and no one can explain what is happening.

The best way I can describe The Fever is the Salem Witch Trials combined with Mean Girls. Most of the book was your everyday average thriller, but there were points I couldn't stop reading. Again, it's a great book to pick up when you're stuck somewhere and need to pass the time.