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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.
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An Excerpt from The Fever by Megan Abbott
The first time, you can’t believe how much it hurts.”
Deenie’s legs are shaking, but she tries to hide it, pushing her knees together, her hands hot on her thighs.
Six other girls are waiting. A few have done it before, but most are like Deenie.
“I heard you might want to throw up even,” one says. “I knew a girl who passed out. They had to stop in the middle.”
“It just kind of burns,” says another. “You’re sore for a few days. They say by the third time, you don’t even feel it.”
I’m next, Deenie thinks, a few minutes and it’ll be me.
If only she’d gotten it over with a year ago. But she’d heard about how much it hurt and no one else had done it yet, at least not anyone she knew.
Now she’s one of the last ones.
When Lise comes out, her face puckered, holding on to her stomach, she won’t say a word, just sits there with her hand over her mouth.
“It’s nothing to be scared of,” Gabby says, looking at Deenie. “I’m not afraid.”
And she takes Deenie’s hand and grips it, fingers digging into palm, their clasped hands pressing down so Deenie’s legs stop shaking, so she feels okay.
“We’re in it together,” Gabby adds, making Deenie look in her eyes, black and unflinching.
“Right,” Deenie says, nodding. “How bad can it be?”
The door opens.
“Deenie Nash,” a voice calls out.
Four minutes later, her thigh stinging, she’s done. It’s over.
Walking back out, shoes catching on the carpet, legs heavy as iron, she feels light-headed, a little drunk.
All the girls look at her, Gabby’s face grave and expectant.
“It’s nothing,” Deenie says, grinning. “It’s just…nothing.”