“Fans of legal dramas might check out Alex Flinn’s intriguing Fade To Black In this tautly constructed novel, an HIV-positive high school student sees his life. Three perspectives – one truth The victim: After his windshield was shattered with a baseball bat, HIV-positive Alex Crusan ducked under the steering wheel. Alex Flinn is the queen of writing troubled yet multidimensional teens, and she doesn’t disappoint with FADE TO BLACK. Read it, and question.

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The book has a timeline starting out with a dated police report which has the date, but not year. The only downside was that there wasn’t much of the really sweet Daria who was a very interesting character.

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I have enjoyed reading this novel and also enjoyed revealing the truth about the characters. Clinton’s existence is a cluster of homophobia, AIDS anxiety, and prejudice. He says, “One thing about having a limited life expectancy, it makes you more willing to take risks. When you look at Clinton from the outside, you think he is one of those intolerant self-righteous idiots who can’t bear anyone else with a difference.

I like that it addresses the topic of what it means to be HIV positive in a realm other than the world of homosexuality where my students expect it. The setting of the story was at the hos The book that i did this marking period was Fade to black and the author of the book is alex flinn. I don’t quite understand that omission. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jan 21, Charles Lai rated it liked it.

I want her to write realistic fiction. When a hate crime happens in a small Florida town, a windshield is smashed and an HIV positive student is hospitalized, the police have a witness but can they believe her? It’s fascinating to read her sections because they are so short and I kept wanting to know more but I think Flinn did a great job of illustrating Daria’s thought process. So if she told the police she saw Clinton Cole do it, she must have. Fortunately, I had brought a bunch of paper bags with me.


At the beginning of the story he is attacked in his back by a baseball bat.

The attacker breaks the windshield so that he is cut by the glass. He can’t really date.

One good thing that I liked about the book is how the cover looks. It’s probably not fair of me to write a review of this book after this read.

A coordinator at juvenile hall will collect them in a couple of days and they’ll get faade whole new life. Not only is she one of fllinn favorite authors, she also does a really blwck job at staying interesting and making you feel satisfied and new by the end of the book. Like literally twice a year. It’s the abstinence bogeyman to be whipped out whenever we teens may think of breaking our true Christian values When I first saw this book floating around on the internet I was immediately interested.

I would suggest this to someone whose in 9th or up because it does include a little bit of cussing this book would be more of a guy reading cause there’s not to much in there girls might like. Also, it has taught me that true friends will always be by your side. Central to the story is a hate crime involving a baseball bat and the shattered windows of an occupied automobile.

A couple of cartons of the “good stuff” went into the prop room. I make out shapes. Audiences that would like this book are people who enjoy suspense, realistic fiction, teenage problems, and solving mysteries.

Young Adult Book Reviews Book reviews written by a high school librarian. First is that the victim is having the hardest time because he is HIV positive.


Why is there problem between the two characters rlinn that Clinton attacked Alex with a baseball bat. The passages flknn Clinton’s head were the most interesting part to read and I thought the combination of the three perspectives was just so fascinating.

Fade to Black

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But did she really see what they are asking her about? FloridaUnited States. It also is shown when Alex and Clinton have their talk and very personal stuff comes out and they actually find a bond.

The thought of knowing some with these illnesses is off putting, but their illness doesn’t make them the person. I like and dislike this book. He buys vanilla bean coffee and a dozen donuts for blwck mom and dad.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn | Young Adult Book Reviews

He vehemently denies the baseball assault on Alex. I mean i thought it was Clinton. I struggle with the character of Daria. Layers on layers of the city close on itself from the outside, has some steampmank quality like blade runner but more the very very urban dark magic f Imagine that fllnn magic has it price. And sure, he had his problems with Alex. But the broken glass still rade alex as it was flying through the air. Dec 26, Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: Were any of them reliable?