Fade to Black

Fade to Black Review

Three perspectives -- one truth
The victim: After his windshield was shattered with a baseball bat, HIV-positive Alex Crusan ducked under the steering wheel. But he knows what he saw. Now he must decide what he wants to tell.

The witness: Daria Bickell never lies. So if she told the police she saw Clinton Cole do it, she must have. But did she really?

The suspect: Clinton was seen in the vicinity of the crime that morning. And sure, he has problems with Alex. But he'd never do something like this. Would he?

Title:Fade to Black
Edition Language:English

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    Fade to Black Reviews

  • kari

    Short little book so short little review. Perhaps this one has something for everyone or not. Basic plot: Hispanic boy who is HIV positive is injured when a letter-jacket wearing assailant takes a bas...

  • Natasha

    My 9th graders will love this book. Crisp writing and a simple, poignant plot. Even though there are multiple perspectives (a witness, the victim, and a suspect), my students will find it easy to foll...

  • Caro

    There are not a lot of Young Adult novel with the theme of HIV/AIDS. The new releases on the subject are just a handful each year, but each book published is a new adventure. From the few I have read ...

  • Hayden

    The book Fade to Black by Alex Flinn is written in three “characters” perspectives. The main being Alex Flinn who is HIV positive and he goes to a small town school where everyone knows that he ha...

  • Richie Partington

    25 April 2005 FADE TO BLACK by Alex Flinn, Harper Tempest, April 2005, ISBN: 0-06-056839-9, LIB ISBN: 0-06-056841-0One evening later this week Brook Haven Middle School will host its annual Open House...

  • Ken B

    I like and dislike this book. I liked how the mom and aunt took Alex out to see a show. I disliked how Alex had Hiv at a young age. I recommend this book if you like suspense....

  • Alina

    Fade to BlackBy Alex FinnReviewed by Alina OswaldAIDS anxiety and stigma, prejudice, homophobia, harassment and hate crime, guilt and shame, pretense always clutter the truth. Unfortunately, they are ...

  • Anna

    I loved this. I think Alex Flinn is an amazing writer. I've read four of her books now and each one is so unique and so well written. What I loved about this story was the suspense and that there real...

  • Stephen

    When a hate crime happens in a small Florida town, a windshield is smashed and an HIV positive student is hospitalized, the police have a witness but can they believe her? It certainly seems like the ...

  • PJforaDay

    When I first saw this book floating around on the internet I was immediately interested.A YA story about AIDS? Maybe I've been looking in the wrong places but I haven't found YA with AIDS and since my...