The Fever by Megan AbbottRead about another book on the list.
It's a long-time pet peeve of mine that great stories about adolescent boys (Huckleberry Finn) are seen as classics while wonderfully observed novels about adolescent girls often don't get their due (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn). Abbott is one of the writers helping to balance the scales, using the lives of teenage girls to explore the true mysteries of life. The Fever is her latest exploration/excavation. And it will give you chills.
The Fever is among Christopher Shultz's top ten literary chillers where literary fiction and horror converge and Anna Fitzpatrick's four top horror stories set in the real universe of girlhood.
My Book, The Movie: The Fever.