The Fever by Megan Abbott is a psychological thriller that keeps us wanting answers. We follow the inner dialogues of Deenie, her brother, Eli, and their father, Tom, along with Deenie’s two best friends. When her friend Lise suddenly is struck down with a terrible seizure in class, and remains in a coma, and other girls in the school also seem to be struck with a strange illness, the whole town erupts in accusations, first about the toxic lake that glows in the dark, and then about the HPV vaccine that most of the girls were given. Almost until the very end we cannot be sure what is causing the strange illnesses, but, finally, there is an answer, and it is a complete surprise. This novel is a fascinating look into where desire can lead, wreaking havoc on the lives it touches.
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Post by Eileen Jaffe, Pinal County Library District Cataloger