“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. Alex Flinn is the queen of writing troubled yet multidimensional teens, and she doesn’t disappoint with FADE TO BLACK. Read it, and question. Free Essay: 1) The story takes place in Pinedale, Florida. Where a HIV-positive Pinedale High School student named Alejandro Crusan or Alex for short, was.

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Fade to Black – a young adult novel by Alex Flinn

But it is with the witness Daria that Flinn takes a huge risk as writer both in terms of character and style. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It is very good. Clinton is the suspect who everyone thinks did it.

Item s unavailable for purchase. Notify me of new comments via email. I would recommend this book to someone since it does spread good awareness about HIV and the effects of it. It was a stupid thing throwing that rock!

Fade to Black

The parents help their son even after the ancient happen to him and Jennifer visited him every time she got off of work. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. His HIV-positive status and the belief that he is gay. So I try to write books that gymsuit girl might enjoy.

Clinton Cole shares a few alec with Alex, occupying the blafk next to him since students are seated in alphabetical order.

I really felt for her, but then, I really felt for all of the narrators. I had a really hard time making friends, so I spent a lot of time reading and writing then. I want her to write realistic fiction. Daria stands on the street each Monday morning to watch as Alex drives by on his way to the donut shop. Daria Bickell never lies. They went to the lost and found. Without going in too much details, I think that Alex Flinn had the tremendous talent to really go inside the head of those teenagers and show how they interact with their parents.


I guess I must have nodded or something because, from that point on, every poem I ever wrote in school was submitted to Highlights or Cricket magazine. 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 fantasy. It certainly seems like the “boy in the varsity jacket” was Clinton Cole, a boy who had been giving the victim a hard time but given her Down’s syndrome is Daria Bickell’s word enough?

Alejandro Alex Crusan and parents move to Pinedale, Florida because of his dad’s job transfer.

Each is struggling to deal with something huge, and none of them are really equipped to deal with it. IV pole, television set, window.

I feel that the rating I gave this book was appropriate, because of the change and tone of the setting. Paperbackpages. Without sounding like a bad Hallmark movie, I do hope that someday that this epidemic will end or at least get under control with the practice if safe sex, hygiene, etc. I write my first drafts longhand, then I type them. He tells people he contracted the disease from a blo I recommended this book to the novel preview team at my school for the high school, and it showed up for the middle school.

I had some friends, like Austin and Danny, and other guys I hung with at school. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Flinn has done it again.

After his windshield was shattered with a baseball bat, HIV-positive Alex Crusan ducked under the steering wheel. I’m not sure how it will be taken for that level, but I loved the book. What bec 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?


The resolution of the case happens rather abruptly and without much explanation. Clint, who grew up with his father’s bias and racial prejudice, bullies Alex and leaves notes in his fqde.

What becomes clearer as our understanding deepens is that we’re all more alike than we think. Alex Flinn does a great job with the various points of views flinnn Clinton, who is the resident bigot in the story among others, and Alex who just wants to be himself and not his health status. I later learned that my mom tossed it out when she was cleaning my drawers. It seems that ant-bullying stories are all the rage these days, so I decided it faade time to re-read this book that I’ll admit I’d grown fuzzy in my recollections of.

I would rate this book a 5 because it is interesting to read and you want to read more of it each night if you dade. Mar 15, Alina rated it it was amazing. The book I read was Fade to Black by Alex Flinn is about three very different characters that are connected to a crime in some way.

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But his attitude comes mainly from his ignorance of the virus. But the real crap hits the fan when Alex is attacked by a mysterious guy in a letter jacket and the only witness is Daria, a really friendly girl with Down Syndrome. The victim-Alejandro Crusan, or Alex-is a Florida junior high-school student attacked and hit with a baseball bat while waiting in his car at a traffic light.

I recommend this book bllack you like suspense. Everything else was very realistic. Three people, one truth. He kind of like me faade he tries to make everyone happy and not sad all the time and make people fell good about them self.