The Fever

The Fever

Book - 2014
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"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, 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316231053
0316231053
Branch Call Number: ABBOTT M
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 22 cm.

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21221018293347
Apr 12, 2016

The story was not as engaging as I expected. I found the book in the adult section, but it would be more appropriately found in the Teen section. This was much more a drama of teenage proportions.

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BUNBUN1978
Jan 19, 2016

This was a book that was not expecting much. It turned out to be pretty good. It was definitely a page turner.I was a bit confused by the audience is it for teens. They might be a little turned off by the chapters that focuses on the adults. But is seemed too teen focused for adults. I aslo was a bit disappointed by the ending. Overall it was pretty good.

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colbyl
Jan 11, 2016

Weak ending; I was disappointed. Should be labeled for young adults as there isn't much here for adults.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 16, 2015

I thought this would be a mystery, but it's more a thriller with a bit of a sci-fi element. Some kind of plague/disease is affecting the teenagers of a quiet, small town and things get weird and tense from there. It's like a high school novel that got hijacked by a genre novel. It mostly works and Abbott has a strong understanding of the teenage mindset. It reminded me a little of Charles Burns's graphic novel "Black Hole," which had a similar plot and "The Age of Miracles," which also used a sci-fi element in an understated way.

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wilqser
Sep 21, 2015

Mystery about a mysterious illness that besets a group of young girls at a school. Book is overly long on trying get to point of the origin of this illness. Nothing to brag about here.

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D061145902
Apr 23, 2015

You have to wade through sixteen and a half chapters to get to the meat of the story.

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toby65
Mar 26, 2015

It is difficult to get too excited about all this high school drama if one is way past this stage.
I think this book (if recommended at all) should be rated as suitable for YA.

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tocch101
Mar 03, 2015

A gripping read that leaves you questioning what is really going. It helps you run the whole gammet of emotions.

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librarylizzard
Feb 11, 2015

This book has an interesting premise (mysterious outbreak of illness, many possible causes) but falls flat. About 1/3 of the way through I began to resent the characters, and when the end did not provide a satisfactory resolution I felt cheated. Too much high school drama and not enough intrigue to make it worthwhile.

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bookpusher
Nov 11, 2014

A wonderfully written book, as always! Mystery everywhere! Loved it!

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21221018293347
Apr 12, 2016

21221018293347 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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toby65
Mar 26, 2015

toby65 thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and under

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