The Fever (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)
Book Club Pick of the Month
This is a terrific read for adults or YA fans. When an unknown contagion sends teen girls into hysteria, family and community bonds are put to the test. Friendships and trust fall victim to fear in this top-notch summer read. Megan Abbot will visit on July 10th to share her latest work.— Karen
The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.
The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher and the 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 (Laura Lippman).