“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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Includes a main character who is both a minority Hispanic, I assume, but couldn’t find evidence anywhere?

When I was first diagnosed with HIV, my mother cried a lot. The answer waits for us between the pages of Fade to Black. Email Address never made public. Dad could get a different job. HIV is not contagious through the air and that’s what everyone in the book is concerned about. In my opinion, she just doesn’t add that much to the story. I thought this was a great book and a great awareness bullying. The witness saw Pinedale student, Clinton Cole, 17, leaving the scene.

It’s okay not to finish your novel in high school. You are an innocent victim.

Runnel’s office and has to talk to the police. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It was pretty easy and surprising.

I could live twenty years, maybe. And sure, he has problems with Alex. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Crisp writing and a simple, poignant plot. I did think however, that the dialogue wasn’t very good, especially with Clinton who sometimes said things I didn’t think a teenager would actually say, such as “stinking” and “darn”. Alex is HIV-positive, doing okay, but the disease can progress at any time. He learned that it is sometime good to solve vlack problem by talking to the person. Alex saw the attacker and knows who he looks like, but he just might say it was Clinton because of things that happened in the past.

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I Did love the story so much, I Couldn’t put the book down. Alex is HIV positive student who is the victim to a crime involving a bat flijn his car. Notify me of new comments via email. FloridaUnited States.

Fade to Black – a young adult novel by Alex Flinn

He’s got HIV and the whole school knows, so they treat him like a total outcast. Jun 12, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: I would suggest this to someone whose in 9th or up because it does include a little bit of cussing this book would be more of a guy reading cause there’s not to much in there girls might like. It’s the abstinence bogeyman to be whipped out whenever we teens may think of breaking our true Christian values because religious variety means including Protestants and Baptist Anyway my actual knowledge of Apex was very limited so I picked this book alfx thinking I could learn something, be entertained aoex if I’m honest be swamped in feels because I was in a reading slump.


Alex, however, is a nice kid. This relates to the book because Clinton discovers that all of the people, who he thought were his friends, abandoned him when he was in need of support.

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Alex Flinn Date Published: I think Alex Flinn is an amazing writer. I love Alex Flinn’s books- they are suspenseful in their treatment of teen life Clinton Cole shares a few classes with Alex, occupying the desk next to him since students are seated in alphabetical order.

Clinton Cole is the antagonist — the kid who is accused of attacking Alex. Alejandro Alex Crusan and parents move to Pinedale, Florida because of his dad’s job transfer. I loved this book because it had such a bold meaning to it, and also because it was very suspenseful and I could never put it down when I got to a good part.

Not that girls don’t need those discussions, too, but “boy books” on the topic can be harder to find.