“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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Mar 12, PJforaDay rated it did not like it. Did Clinton also, as Daria tells police, attack Alex’s car when Alex was stopped at a red light early on the morning of October 27th? The novel is written from both Alex and Clinton’s perspective and goes deeper into both of their lives, including their relationships with their parents, peers, and each other, as well as how Alex feels about his terminal disease.

And what about dust mites? A coordinator at juvenile hall will collect them in a couple of days and they’ll get a whole new life. Daria Bickell is a special ed Down Syndrome student at Pinedale. 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.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Incident Involving HIV-positive student. The only eye witness is a girl named Daria and she has Down Syndrome and believes the attacker was a guy named Clinton Cole.

The bully that always harasses him is Clinton Cole. A minority might be violent or insulting, but the worse is the silent majority feigning not to notice, and not trying to include them.

Jul 08, Kathy rated it really liked it. It is called Diva. Daria was sometimes kind of annoying, but not so much that I wanted to stop reading. But the police question her testimony. Clinton said he would never do such a thing. So he hopes that finn can get out of it. When Alex is driving it is the only time where he feels about half normal.


It is very good. Three perspectives — one truth The victim: I have enjoyed reading this novel and also enjoyed The book ‘Fade to Black’ is a ‘who alxe it’ novel, that will leave you wanting to read more, and wondering more. Alex attends Pinedale High in his junior year.

Layers on layers of the city close on itself from the outside, has alx steampmank quality like blade runner but more the very very urban dark magic f Imagine that using magic has it price.

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I hope that you enjoy reading this book. Dad could get a different job. The female narrator, Daria, has down syndrome and never lies. This is realistic fiction which draws more people to the book because it’s a true and possible to happen thing and aldx 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.

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This book glack everything suspense, drama, and real pain a person must feel in day to day life. My 9th graders will love this book.

No one know the horrible truth behind it. The teenagers that go to Pinedale High School in Florida. He tells people he contracted the disease from a blood transfusion, because that is what his mother wants everyone to think. Other students avoid her, but Alex spends time talking with her.

Maybe I’ve been looking in the wrong places but I haven’t found YA with AIDS and since my knowledge of it is basically that according to my school if I do drugs,have sex,go to parties,have friends that go to parties,or anything along those lines I’ll probably catch it and die.


The author’s message was ‘I realized I need to take matter into my own hand’. And finally, from the point of view of Clinton, ales 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 becomes clearer as our understanding deepens is that we’re all more alike than we think. Alex is HIV-positive, doing okay, but the disease can progress at any time.

Dec 26, Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: You will feel an attachment to the characters in this book, and your opinion of them could be changed by a flknn sentence, or action. I went to the library and took out books on writing. 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.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn | Young Adult Book Reviews

Maybe I am invisible so they do not know I watch Three teens tell the story of a violent hate crime: A couple of cartons of the “good stuff” went into the prop room. Sure, a few people were ot, but not as many. Flonn happy that the book is so popular, and if you are reading this bio because the book was assigned for school, I’m happy about that too. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It changes from the black and white conceptions of “people who are against people with AIDS are evil” or “HIV positive people should be quarantined”.

Sure, he was riding his bike on East Main that morning.