“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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A minority might be violent or insulting, but the worse is the silent majority feigning not to notice, and not trying to include them. He’s got HIV and the whole school knows, so they treat him like a total outcast.

Fade to Black by Alex Flinn

Gross, was much cooler. The book has depth, complexity, excellent character development, and has a very human appeal to it. HIV positive character Alex has not only been dealing with bigots at school about his illness, but he also has to deal with it at home.

Alejandro Alex Crusan and parents move to Pinedale, Florida because of his dad’s job transfer. A new company wouldn’t pay their med bills, because of the pre-existing conditions clause. Everyone who comes in looks at his desk, then at me.

This book was an incredible reading and great book with excellent information but just didn’t catch my attent Cody Maierhoffer 2nd hour Ms. I enjoyed fadde loved reading this book. On Monday, October 27, at 6: But he knows what he saw. I would love to teach this book in our character unit, because it could be used to discuss point of view, multiple narrators, narrator reliability, and voice.


At the beginning of the story he is attacked in his car by a baseball bat.

Fade to Black

Alex and Clinton never got along and both have problems in their family. 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.

Why is there problem between the two characters is that Clinton attacked Alex with a baseball bat. Shari is the school’s drama teacher as well as one of the eighth-grade English teachers.

This probably influenced m NOTE: But the police question her testimony. And when that happens you may have to forget one fact because the person who is telling the story now does not know what happened as well as the first person to tell the story. This book has really taught me that vlack world can be very judgmental, but in the end the people who judge are the worst of them all.

Incident Involving HIV-positive student. The first weeks of school, it seemed like any time I turned clinn corner, everyone dove together, whispering.

So that brought the story down a bit for me because I hope that people today, school administrators as well as students and well, everyone are somewhat better informed about this disease. Then there’s Daria, the Downs Syndrome student, who is a witness to what happened.

As an attorney, Alex Flinn developed a strong interest in ‘witness reliability and bias’, prompting her to write this story.

I love Alex Flinn’s books- they are suspenseful in their treatment of teen life Was he really the one who attacked Alex, read Fade To Black any time fase find out. I found Alex to be a little worrisome at times, and could be helped a lot if he just relaxed.


alexx It was about HIV and a kid who was affected by it and seen completely different as a person and he didn’t want to be. Plot would also be a good unit for this book due to the three storylines that all connect. Hospital window with flowers on the windowsill.

Fade to Black – a young adult novel by Alex Flinn

And come to think of it, it is a perfect fit in conflict as well. I enjoyed the way the fzde made both characters relatable and also someone you can feel bad for. And what about dust mites? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Memorial Hospital, Monday, Then, I read a lot of young-adult novels by writers I blwck. I thought this was a really important topic, as 27 percent of teenage girls surveyed have been hit by a boyfriend.

He wore a surgical mask one day to government because we sit next to each other. And it not good to kill who ever hurt you but it good to talk to them. Alex Flinn got into the head of both Alex and Daria in a way that will stay with you.