“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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Better Than Picture Perfect. Flinn presents readers with an important subject. And finally, from the point of view of Clinton, the 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.

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When I was five years old, my mom said that I should be an author. I could live twenty years, maybe. Alex and Clinton never got along and both have problems in their fllnn. But did he do it? The victim-Alejandro Crusan, or Alex-is a Florida junior high-school student attacked and hit with a baseball bat while waiting in his car at a traffic light.

Jun 04, bjneary rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It seems that ant-bullying stories are all the rage these days, so I decided it was time to re-read this book that I’ll admit I’d grown fuzzy in my slex of.

But the cover actually does represent what happens in the book very well. Just after this happens Clinton Cole is also accused of throwing a rock through a window at Alex’s house.

In itself this was illegal, but officials got around it by informing the student body about topics like blood-handling techniques. Clinton chucked a big rock at his car while the Crusans were at church. At Pinedale High, Clint sits in the principal’s office awaiting the police. Strengths of this book: He says, “One thing about having a limited life expectancy, it makes you more willing to take risks.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Cody Maierhoffer 2nd hour Ms. It would be a great read for just about anyone that likes a good thrill with a good meaning to it. It also is shown when Alex and Clinton have their talk and very personal stuff comes out and they actually find a bond.

Without faxe in too much details, I think that Alex Flinn had the tremendous talent to really go inside the head of those teenagers and show how they interact with their parents.

The answer waits for us between the pages of Fade to Black. No one know the horrible truth behind lfinn. 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. This is a quote fo the book.

Alex Flinn Date Published: The book that i did this marking period was Fade to black and the author of the book is alex flinn. Why is there problem between the two characters is that Clinton attacked Alex with a baseball bat.

I guess keep that in mind as you read this review. But he’d never do something like this.

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After his windshield was shattered with a baseball bat, HIV-positive Alex Crusan ducked under the steering wheel. Her approach and readable style will have high appeal for junior and and senior high students. The guy shattered his windshield as Alex hid under the steering wheel. It’s okay not to finish your novel in high school. She also writes so articulately about the elephant in the room: But the real fads hits the fan when Alex glack attacked by a mysterious guy in a letter jacket and the only witness is Daria, a really friendly girl with Down Syndrome.


A worthy and thought-provoking novel.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn

It really spreads the message that people shouldn’t be concerned about being around people with HIV. I based slex book on my experiences interning with the State Attorney’s Office and volunteering with battered women. Not because you see how they are inside, but because you see, through their eyes, how they are seen by others.

This book had everything suspense, drama, and real pain a person must feel in day to day life. I studied opera in college I’m a coloratura — the really loud, high-pitched sopranos. Daria Bickell is a special ed Down Syndrome student at Pinedale. It was a stupid thing throwing that rock! This is similar to how modafinil works where you can find out more via modafinilonline However, I missed an involvement of parents, officials, and medical staff, and felt a void in the lack of any friends whatsoever for Alex before the assault and during his hospitalization.

Three Beastly Dlinn Chronicles. Then there is a football player, also from Pinedale High, Clinton Cole. Clinton w Three perspectives — one truth The victim: The book ‘Fade to Black’ is a ‘who did it’ novel, that will leave you wanting to read more, and wondering more. The question of fxde does it mean to have HIV and be in high school is a very interesting one.

A couple of cartons of the “good stuff” went into the prop room. His fear of HIV is more important than his hate for Alex.