The Fever

The Fever

Large Print - 2015
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Deenie Nash is a diligent student with a close-knit family; her brother Eli is a hockey star and her father is a popular teacher. But when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class, the Nashes' seeming stability dissolves into chaos. As rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through school, and hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families, and the town's fragile sense of security.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781410483478
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE FICTION ABBOTT 2015
Characteristics: 443 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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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.

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.

Jan 11, 2016

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

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.

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.

Apr 23, 2015

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

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.

Mar 03, 2015

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

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.

Nov 11, 2014

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

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