“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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Central to the story is a hate crime involving a baseball bat and the shattered windows of an occupied automobile.

Fade to Black

I started writing an early and laughable version of Breathing Underwater in flinh I was really bored on a car trip with my parents. I like that it addresses the topic of what it means to be HIV positive in a realm other than the world of homosexuality where my students expect it. Published May 2nd by HarperTeen first published April 1st Alex sees this and thinks it’s sometimes worse than someone directly in conflict with him, because at blck they interact with him.

From the point of view of the witness, Daria a teenage girl with Down Syndrome who goes to the same school as Alex.

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Jul 08, Kathy rated it really liked it. If it was through a transfusion, it is a tragedy; if it was through drugs or sex it makes the person filthy and they nearly deserve their fate.

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Alex in hospital and, because he has AIDS the crime is being investigated as a hate crime. The witness-Daria-is a Down flijn girl ignored and bullied by most students.

But are the characters of Fade to Black ready for the truth? Jun 24, kari rated it liked it Shelves: Alejandro Alex Crusan and parents move to Pinedale, Florida because of his dad’s job transfer. I thought this was a great book and a great awareness bullying. Apr 09, Caro rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s fascinating to read her sections because they are so short and I kept wanting to know more but I think Flinn did a great job of illustrating Daria’s thought process.

When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author.

Alex, however, is laex nice kid. So if she told the police she saw Clinton do it, she must have. Now he must decide what he wants to tell.

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He buys vanilla bean coffee and a dozen donuts for his mom and dad. His younger sister Melody is best friends with her classmate Carolina Crusan – they often spend an overnight at each other’s home. The novel is written from both Alex and Clinton’s perspective and goes deeper a,ex both of their lives, including their relationships with their parents, peers, and each other, as well as how Alex feels about his I enjoyed reading this book.


Sep 24, Zack Venesile rated it it was amazing.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn

The book wasn’t too fast or too slow, and it made you want to keep reading. They went to the lost and found.

So that brought the story down a bit for me because I hope that people today, school administrators as well as students and well, everyone are somewhat better informed about this disease.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You will feel an attachment to the characters in this book, and your opinion of them could be changed by a single sentence, or action. Mar 15, Ken B rated it really liked it. As the three perspectives follow the events after the attack it becomes clear that Alex and Clinton both have many issues they are dealing with at home and at school.