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Title/Author: The Fever by Megan Abbott.My Thoughts: The Fever follows one family as they navigate their way through a community crisis. High School student Deenie witnesses one of her best friends, Lise, have a seizure in class. Another episode puts her in a coma. Then one by one, a few more students have "episodes." Deenie's other best friend Becca and another girl who makes conspiratorial videos from the hospital and posts them on social media. Gossip spreads and before you know it, parents are concerned, the press is intruding and the police are investigating.
Narrators: Cynthia Holloway, Jonathan McClain, Sarge Anton.
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks.
Synopsis: 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. ~Goodreads.com
The Fever is a thriller that comes off as so much more. It leads you through the twists and turns of an event that effected a whole town and how one family in particular is at the center.