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 st
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it was ok
“The first time, you can’t believe how much it hurts.”
“It just kind of burns,” says another. “You’re sore for a few days. I heard by the third time, you don’t even feel it.”
This is from the prologue, and no, these girls are not talking about losing the big V.
This is an extremely hard book for me to rate. On the one hand, I enjoyed the writing. On the other hand, there was nothing remotely scary about it, and overall, I felt like I was led on a merry trail filled with red herrings that looked l
oh, megan abbott.
she does such a good job of writing bad girls.
i have loved her neo-noir books with their saucy femmes fatales, but her last three books have all been contemporary fiction spilling all the secrets of mean girls and their strategies or laying bare the dark side of the modern teenage girl’s coming of age and entrée into sexuality. this one does both.
it’s a crawly story of an epidemic that begins plaguing the girls, and only the girls, of one suburban high school, causing seizures
really liked it
(I received an ARC of this from NetGalley for this review.)
The whole time I was reading this I had to fight the urge to walk around imitating Christopher Walken from that famous Saturday Night Live skit. “I got a FEVER and the only prescription is more Megan Abbott!”
Sorry. I had to get that out of my system….
Deenie Nash is a pretty typical American teenage girl. She lives with her school teacher father Tom and her brother Eli. After her best friend Lise has a seizure in class followed by more gi