Analysis Of Fade To Black By Alex Flinn

765 words - 4 pages

1) The story takes place in Pinedale, Florida. Where a HIV-positive Pinedale High School student named Alejandro Crusan or Alex for short, was attacked while in his car. A witness named Daria Bickell says that she was a student from the same school, name Clinton Cole at the crime scene.
In the beginning of the story Clinton is suspected as the person who has commit the crime. He is faced with problems of others. He is questioned by both the police and his family, of where was he when Alex was attacked. But Clinton can’t say where he was because he threw a rock at the Crusan’s house and hurt his sisters best friend. He also called his father when his mother hates when Clinton would do that.
Both Alex and Clinton struggle with problems of their family and others. Alex feels as if he is treated different when hes is, but thats not what he wants everyone to treat him as,by his family, Jennifer, and other people. Clinton is treated as an outcast, his friends don’t want to hang out with him no more and his little sister treats him as a monster. He begins to realized what he has done was wrong.
Later on in the story Clinton and Alex meet each other in a hospital where Alex is currently at. Clinton starts to understand Alex’s situation, how he can’t get HIV from being near Alex, Clinton begins to feel contrite for what he has done to Alex. For leaving hurtful notes and hurting his family. The two reach an understanding of each other and Clinton confess to throwing a rock at the Crusan’s house.
In the end of the story the criminal caught, a senior from last year at Pinedale High School named Davis McNeill. As for Clinton, his life went back to begin normal. His friends hung out with him again, but his little sister still treated him bad. Clinton also stopped bullying Alex. As for Alex, he started to make friends, most of them were out of symphony, also people began to be nicer to him. Alex realized that he didn’t want to to go through life of lying about how he really contracted HIV. Alex starts to give...

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