When her best friend has a mysterious seizure and ends up in a coma in the hospital, a high school girl begins questioning everything she knows about her friends and family–and then another one of her friends falls victim, too.
I wasn’t sure if I would love or hate The Fever, but imagined I wouldn’t fall in the middle the way that I did. There were enough intriguing elements to keep me interested, along with some good surprises, but the emotional payoff just wasn’t there for me. Megan Abbott is a great talent but I don’t think she has shown us all she’s capable of. I have faith that she is on the cusp of blowing me away.