Posted on February 27, 2019


“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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I learned to read early. I hope that you enjoy reading this book. The accused-Clinton Cole-sometimes shares the same classroom with Alex.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The world Knight created is dark, eerie, and fascinating. She tells police she saw Clinton do it. And finally, from the point of view of Clinton, the guy who doesn’t hide he has a problem with Alex at school, the guy who was seen next to the crime location the morning it took place.

What I disliked about the book was when Alex argument with his mother about stop wronging about him to much. I thought this was a really important topic, as 27 percent of teenage girls surveyed have been hit by a boyfriend.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn | Young Adult Book Reviews

Return to Book Page. Since the day he was affected he’s been living in bladk and stress. There is growth from the characters, well, from the boys and some needed alwx from them also. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The perspective change in every chapter will give the truth about each of the characters, and how they live their lives.

When the book was publcated in and there was no literary awards for the book.

Fade to Black

I can practically feel what it would be like, having her fingers touching me. But in order for the police to help Alex, Daria, and the local school bully have to tell the truth about what happened the Monday morning of Alex’s attack.


But he’d never do something like this. I read all these books about it, and I know all about T-cell counts and viral loads, but the bottom line is: No one know the horrible truth behind it. I guess keep hlack in mind as you read this review.

I filled four huge cartons to overflowing with those items that we’re not likely to need for future productions.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn

He’s got HIV and the whole school knows, so they treat him like a total outcast. We need more books like this. The only flew in this that magic is privilege of males only I spent a day in Shari’s classroom late last week working hard to clean up the disaster zone in preparation for the occasion.

I’d give this book a read, I hope you won’t be disappointed. The bully that always harasses him is Clinton Cole.

The victim, Alex is the new kid in school, but outcast due to his HIV status. Perhaps this one has something for everyone or not. Alex is a new student in a small town school where everyone knows he is HIV positive. Jun 04, bjneary rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It sounds like a given to many of us but there’s blacl ridiculous amount of misinformation on the topic still. Mar 15, Alina rated it it was amazing.

The story is told from the various viewpoints, Alex HIVDaria Ds and Clinton bully extraordinaire and I think the different voices works because you get the thoughts and feelings of each of them except that Daria’s voice is only bits of free verse, fads quite sure what the author is trying to say with that and it bothered me. Instead I was beaten fsde the head with morals and positive messages.


So I realized that your true friends are the ones who stand by your side in tough situations. I felt bad for Alex esspecialy because he had HIV. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Everything else was very realistic. You are commenting using your WordPress. We have to drive to Gainesville to find a doctor who knows how to deal with me, and there are for sure no AIDS centers here.

My one real complaint is that the story feels very dated. They are both “not like other kids” and are looked as such.

Aelx only eye witness is a girl named Daria and she has Down Syndrome and believes the attacker was a guy named Clinton Cole. He uses foreshadowing by showing the reasons why people would think Clinton might commit a crime like that, and why Alex would blame it on him.

It’s the abstinence bogeyman to be whipped out whenever we teens may think of breaking our true Christian values because religious variety means including Protestants and Baptist Anyway my actual knowledge of AIDs was very limited so I picked this book up thinking I could learn something, be entertained and if I’m honest be swamped in feels because I was in a reading slump. I think Alex Flinn is an amazing writer. Jun 12, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: When Alex is driving it is the only time where he feels about half normal.

Aug 28, Radda Triova rated it really liked it. A minority might be violent or insulting, but the worse is the silent majority feigning not to notice, and not trying to include them. Feb 29, Zane rated it liked it.