“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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Nonetheless, I learned how to read, and my second grade teacher, Dr. By high school, I’d made some friends and gotten involved rade various “gifted and talented” performing arts programs.

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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 can. Alex Flinn does a great job with the various points of views for Clinton, who is the resident bigot in the story among others, and Alex who just wants to be himself and not his health status.

Daria is a down syndrome girl who likes Alex and thinks she saw the person you committed the crime. She also writes so articulately about the elephant in the room: Alex is HIV positive, and as you may know or not, though you can read my Sunday post here if you haven’the carries the virus but it hasn’t completely overtaken his immune system.

This book involves three main characters, all of high school age and the themes and dialogue are suitable for that age group but there are lessons here for more mature readers as well. He’s got HIV and the whole school knows, so they treat him like a total outcast. In itself this was illegal, but officials got around it by informing the student body about topics like blood-handling techniques.


A new company wouldn’t pay their med bills, because of the pre-existing conditions clause. Fade to the Black was terrific!

They are both “not like other kids” and are looked as such. BUT the story was Amazingit kept me in a Mysteryso Blaci want to know who a at first I had my doubts about reading some teenagers novel. And even though I stopped playing baseball when I got diagnosed, I was on aalex debate team. Also, it would be an excellent book to place in the hands of boys to begin discussions about respect and tolerance.

Her drama students are notorious for leaving their thrift store purchased costuming and props in the classroom long after the performances are all complete. But the police question her testimony. I liked how they switched from each characters point of view.

But he saw something, and now he must decide how much to tell. This is a quote from the book. Since we blaxk to Pinedale, people have pretty much been assholes. I thought this was a great book and a great awareness bullying.

That’s why he relates to Daria who has no friends at school either. He tells people he contracted blak disease from a blood transfusion, because that is what his mother wants everyone to think. Email Subscriptions Subscribe via Email.

As for the verdict And a lot of people backed up close to the wall when I walked by. Clint, who grew up with his father’s bias and racial prejudice, bullies Alex and leaves notes in his locker. The guy shattered his windshield as Alex hid under the steering wheel.


Notify me of new comments via email. The accused-Clinton Cole-sometimes shares the same classroom with Alex. The book has a timeline starting out with a dated police report which clinn the date, but not year. This book had little spots of imagery but for the most part it was mostly dialogue. I think that one of the themes of this book is not to judge a book by it’s cover. Mom started crying then too. You need to believe me. This book follows three different perspectives: I really didn’t enjoy this book much, but it could be because I’m sick and felt miserable the whole time I read it.

When she finally stopped crying, my parents took me to Disneyworld.

Fade to Black

This is realistic fiction which draws more people to the book because it’s a true and possible to happen thing and this book follows percent of that because HIV is a very causable disease although Alex Crusan is figuring out whether he wants to tell people how it happened or not. I don’t like reading about topics to serious, but I took a bullet like a man! Want to Read saving…. You would think that an English classroom should have a collection of some decent books in it, but Shari and I sort of go to extremes.