The Fever

The Fever

Author: Megan Abbott
Publication: June 17, 2014
Source: Netgalley

Summary from Goodreads: 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 hockey 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.

Rating: Did Not Finish

After attempting this book a few times, I have decided to give up. 

I struggled to get into this book, I struggled with the writing style, and I struggled with the characters. I was annoyed while reading to the point that I had to put this book down several times. Things didn't flow and they didn't fit. It just wasn't for me.


  1. I did finish this one, I liked it up until the end and when I finally figured out what was going on.
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. The cover for this one looks really cool, because someone is falling down hahah, but that sucks that you didn't finish it!

    1. and the summary sounds cool, but it was a let down

  3. Oh, no! I've had this one on my radar for awhile. I get annoyed so easily at books that I may have to put buying this one off indefinitely. Hoping your next read is better!

    Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

  4. I've heard weird things about this book. It stinks when a book makes you feel like it's a job to read it. Sorry you weren't feeling this one. I don't know that many people that loved it, so I'm thinking I'm going to pass on it :( PS- I love your blog name, it's adorable!!!


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