The Fever by Megan Abbott

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*This e-galley was requested via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.

The Fever

The day is just a regular day. A normal day. A school day. The day would be hard to remember, a person might be hard-pressed to tell you about any exciting news that day… Except for the fact that this day turns from normal to memorable in a matter of minutes.

When Lise, Deenie’s best friend, has a seizure in class- naturally people are concerned. But with the ways of social media- the teens start passing pictures and gossip back and forth in a matter of minutes about what is wrong with Lise- a girl who, until recently, had not garnered much attention- at least not to when she went to the pool in a bathing suit that the boys are still talking about. Continue reading

THE FEVER by Megan Abbot- Blog Tour

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So excuse me while I dance around the house a bit, but me, yes, me- aka Traveling With T was asked to be a part of THE FEVER tour! Listen- it’s not a big secret that I really enjoyed the heck out of DARE ME by Megan- her take on cheerleaders was so great and she created a character, Beth, that still lingers with me (Think a younger Amy Dunne from Gone Girl and you have an idea of Beth!) When I saw THE FEVER for request at Netgalley, I clicked that request button like a mad woman blogger! My review will be posted in the next couple of weeks- today is all about THE QUESTION that Megan (yes, Megan!!) is answering at Traveling With T! Continue reading

Dare Me by Megan Abbott

Cheerleaders. The girls who yell “Go Team”, paint their faces, and shake pom-poms all the while with big smiles and team spirit. If that’s what you think cheerleading is all about- Dare Me by Megan Abott is going to shatter that thought process in minutes.

Addy Hanlon has always been second best to Beth, her best friend, in cheering. Beth is the captain and Addy is the Lieutenant- and that’s the way it’s been for ages. The other girls on the squad don’t try to mess with the dynamic becasue Beth is that powerful, that in charge and cool and calculating. Enter Coach Collete French. She’s the new coach and is hungry for success- wants to take the squad to regionals. She wants the squad to be more than sexy pom-pom shakers- Coach French is determined that these girls will be the best. First step? Shake up the routine. Eliminiate the cheer captain position.

This starts the secret war between Beth and Coach French. But Coach French unknowingly adds fuel to the fire by taking an interest in Addy’s cheerleading talents-pushing her to be better, to really work at being the best cheerleader she can be. As the book goes on, the reader learns just how far Beth will go to be not only the #1 cheerleader; but also to be Addy’s best friend.

A psychological thriller- and just when the reader thinks they know what’s happening- another twist. Filled with teen angst- lying cheating, bullying, and more. After reading Dare Me– you’ll never look at a cheerleader the same way again.