“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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You are commenting using your Facebook account. It really spreads the message that people shouldn’t be concerned about being around people with HIV. Dec 16, Bg rated it really liked it.

His HIV-positive status and the belief that he is gay. It sounds like a given to many of us but there’s a ridiculous amount of misinformation on the topic still. Sure, he was riding his bike on East Main that morning. But Dad had to stay with the company to keep his health t. My overall opinion about the book is the main three character has lots of problems of there own to detail with.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn | Young Adult Book Reviews

Also there was one other, a mentally challenged child named Daria Bickell, who never lies. 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.


He says that it is the only thing unhealthy that he eats all week long. Apr 09, Caro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Comics would call my nemesis. If you would like to contact me, please visit my Facebook, Twitter, or website or e-mail me alixwrites aol.

Alex Flinn’s Fade To Black is no exception and draws a bigger picture around people deemed “different”. Clint is not happy about this because of the HIV factor. Realistic Fiction Age Level: But the police question her testimony. One of the most important aspect I keep noticing in YA literature is how parents fail to understand what is going on in their children’s heads. It is a realistic fiction book that has a very interesting writing style.

I shut my eyes quick.

In conclusion, Alex got through it. I based the book on my experiences interning with the State Attorney’s Office and volunteering with battered women. If I were to rate this book, I would rate it 5 being the best. The three viewpoints effectively help the reader consider the plights and concerns of each character. Alex is the character you like and feel bad for. Perhaps no author since Robert Cormier, or Michael Cadnum in his early works, has dealt head on like Flinn with the violence in the lives of teens.

It has a lot more telling than showing, which I don’t prefer, but that probably makes it more appealing to a segment of the teen readership, so that’s positive.


One good thing that I liked about the book is how the cover looks. It fills a huge void in YA literat It’s probably not fair of me to write a review of this book after this read.

Frankly, her chapters just pulled me out of the story.

Alex attends Pinedale High in his junior year. Each chapter will reveal something new, and different that will lead you closer and closer to the criminal, and the victim.

Did Clinton do this and if he did not will he be punished anyway? You are an innocent victim. The world Knight created is dark, eerie, and fascinating.

Fade to Black

Even though I felt fine, Mom made me ride in this wheelchair we rented. The teenagers that go to Pinedale High School in Florida. The author does a really good fkinn of making you realize what it would be like in Alex’s shoes. What I loved about this story was the suspense and that there really was a lot of character development that made this hard to put down.

Alex Flinn’s writing is simply perfect. The mood wasn’t too depressing even though the book deals with sad subjects and was even a little funny at times.