“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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But maybe it’s for the better who want this kind of magic I the past I told you that I love 1st hand stories because it allow me to get the story better through the teller The world Knight created is dark, eerie, and fascinating.

It is an easy, quick read.

This probably influenced m NOTE: Hispanic boy who is HIV positive is injured when a letter-jacket wearing assailant takes a baseball bat to his car and probably would have done the same to him had he not driven away which is witnesses by a girl with Down syndrome and blamed on a white football player boy who’s been harassing the Hispanic boy about having HIV.

Unfortunately, they are all pieces of our reality and we find them in Alex Finn’s Young Adult novel, Fade blaack Black where, the author-a former attorney-invites us to a small town trial where AIDS fills the courtroom.

Then there’s Daria, the Downs Syndrome student, who is a witness to what happened. And a lot of people backed up close to the wall when I walked by.

This is a short fast paced story told from three distinctly different points of view. I think I write for young-adults because I never quite got over being one. I like and dislike this book.

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Alex Flinn Date Published: Preview — Fade to Black by Alex Flinn. It has a lot more telling than showing, which I don’t prefer, but that probably makes it more appealing to a segment of the teen readership, so that’s positive. He’s very up front about not liking Alex and wishing he would go away, but you’re left wondering whether or not he’d actually go this far. We need more books like this.


Perhaps this one has something for everyone or not. The protagonist is Alex Cruzan. That’s flnin he relates to Daria who has no friends at school either. Alex is taken to Memorial Hospital for severe cuts and bruises. I felt bad for Alex esspecialy because he had HIV.

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Hospital window with flowers on the windowsill. When she finally stopped crying, my parents took me to Disneyworld. The victim, Alex is the new kid in school, but outcast due to his HIV status. The story is told through three different perspectives. I Did love the story so much, I Couldn’t put the book down. 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 mean, what if he cuts himself? You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. It was published inbut the stupidity of Clinton about AIDS reads like mid-eighties or perhaps early nineties. Alex tries to make everyone around stop wronging about the negative and wrong about the positive.

If I were to rate this book, I would rate it 5 being the best.

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Hell if I knowand they transferred him. But he fadee what he saw. Fade to Black Author: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Three people, one truth. I had a hard time imagining that a school would really tell its entire student body that a kid is H I loved this. It also helps them realize that everyone feels self conscious about something and that people are more aware of what people say about them than those who say mean things realize.

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The bully that always harasses him is Clinton Cole.

This is the first time someone has done something like this to Alex other than people throwing bottles and garbage in his yard. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. A mentally challenged girl, named Daria, saw the attack and blamed Clinton Cole.

It’s okay not to finish your novel in high school. He says, “One thing about having a limited life expectancy, it makes you more willing to take risks. Daria Bickell is a special ed Down Syndrome student at Pinedale. He was the one who handed me a copy of Ellen Tebbits and said, “I think you’re ready for this.

He’s got HIV and the whole school knows, so they treat him like a total outcast. It ruined the whole trip. Teenagers are always wondering what if their friends are real friends and would stand by them during difficult times and these three people are disappointed by what they find.

They are both “not like other kids” and are looked as such. To me, its a perfect kind of book for an average teenager to read.

Aug 04, Richie Partington rated it it was amazing. But the cover actually does represent what happens in the book very well. In a stroke of brain dead-itude, I went flihn with her.