“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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Fade to Black

My son has HIV. Want to Read Currently Clinn Read. I really felt for her, but then, I really felt for all of the narrators. Finally getting my own chance to read it last night, I had to grip it with two hands so that it wouldn’t fall all over the room.

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We find parallels between the three main characters that link them to issues surrounding AIDS: Zeiser, flibn my mother, “Alexandra marches to her own drummer. Nonetheless, I learned how to read, and my second grade teacher, Dr. If I were to rate this book, I would rate it 5 being the best.

The question of what does it mean to have HIV and be fase high school is a very interesting one. Alex is HIV positive student who is the victim to a crime involving a bat and his car. One morning Alex is driving to school and his windshield is smashed in and he is badly injured, Clinton is the first suspect in the case.

The book ‘Fade to Black’ is a ‘who did it’ novel, that will leave you wanting to read more, and wondering more. The passages in Clinton’s head were the most interesting part to read and I thought the combination of the three perspectives was just so fascinating. Alex doesn’t really know how to deal and how to “act normal,” as his doctors keep saying. Not because you see how they are inside, but because you see, through their eyes, how they are seen by others.


The first weeks of school, it fase like any time I turned a corner, everyone dove together, whispering. This site uses cookies. He wore a surgical mask one day to government because we sit next to each other.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn

There is growth from the characters, well, from the boys and some needed self-awareness from them also. It really spreads the message that people shouldn’t be concerned about being around people with HIV.

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. The accused-Clinton Cole-sometimes shares the same classroom with Alex. This probably influenced my interest in witches It also means I can’t use that as a password or security question — and no, I won’t tell you my first pet’s name.

Daria and Alex both talk of how invisible they feel. Strengths of this book: It’s okay not to finish your novel in high school.

The story is told from the various viewpoints, Alex FaseDaria Ds and Clinton bully extraordinaire and I think the different voices works fad you get the thoughts and feelings of each of them except that Daria’s voice is only bits of free verse, not quite sure what the author is trying to say with that and it bothered me.

Layers on layers of the city close on itself from the outside, has some steampmank quality like blade runner but more the very very urban dark magic fantasy.


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But his attitude comes mainly from his ignorance of the virus. But the broken glass still cut alex as it was flying through the air. Want to Read saving…. I thought it was an interesting point of view to observe. Francis Knight use qualities of the “film noir” – The world is dark, eerie, and fascinating.

Then, I read a lot of young-adult novels by writers I admired. I think Alex Flinn is an amazing writer. The author does a really good job of making you realize what it would be like in Alex’s shoes. So I try to write books that gymsuit girl might enjoy.

Clinton is very believable. When you look at Clinton from the outside, you think he is one of those intolerant self-righteous idiots who can’t bear anyone else with a difference. Daria’s chapters are told through poetry and were fascinating.

The story is about a teen named Alex who was recently attacked while sitting in his car. A few were ARCs of books that had gone on to win major awards.

It’s probably not fair of me to write a review of this book after this read. 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.

All at Zlex know of Alex’s condition, because school administrators announced it at a student assembly.