The Fever: A Novel
by Megan Abbott
Hardcover- $18.64

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community.

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  "Seems YA but Good Mystery" by ebach (see profile) 06/02/15

The first several chapters of this book make it seem to be a young-adult novel, The last few chapters of THE FEVER turns out to be a darned good mystery. That is better than just a good mystery. Add \"darned\" because everybody is suspect, anything could be it, and the solution is a surprise. Because it seems, at first, to be YA, it may bore readers who shy away from \"easy reading\" and prefer more complex novels that deal with adults and adult situations, But THE FEVER becomes very good, but its main characters are teenagers and it\'s an easy read.

High school girls are having seizures, getting sick, and talking strange, one after another. There are lots of high school settings and teenager dilemmas. So, if you shy away from YA, it will be tempting to skim some of the story. If you do, though, you may miss clues to what is to blame. Abbott sticks clues everywhere, in many teenager conversations and situations.

Even though this seems to be YA reading level, if you like good mysteries, you may still enjoy this one.

 
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