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ISBN13: 9780316014182

Fade to Blue

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Book Overview

Sophie Blue started wearing a black skirt and Midnight Noir lipstick on her last birthday. It was also the day her father disappeared. Or spontaneously combusted. Which is sort of bad timing, since a Popsicle truck with tinted windows has started circling the house.

Kenny Fade is a basketball god. His sneakers cost more than his Jeep. He's the guy all the ladies (and their mommas) want. Bad.

Sophie Blue and Kenny Fade don't have a...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

A fun book !

A little complex, perhaps, but full of sharp, self deprecating humor. I could see this book becoming a cultural touchstone for generations of young adults. It's that original in it's rigor and empathy. He captures the post-cynical sophistication of today's blossoming intelligentsia. He is writing UP to the young adults of today.

"Fade to Blue" Won't Fade Away

Sean Beaudoin's "Fade to Blue" stays in your mind long after the last page is turned. And those pages turn increasingly fast as the reader gets enthralled by the misadventures of Sophie Blue, the novel's adorable goth (not an oxymoron in this case) heroine. Like its main character, the book combines humor and menace. You may not understand all the plot twists, but you likely won't care, since you'll be caught up in the thrill ride the author provides with bizarre characters, irreverent wit, and clever (and sometimes audacious) pop culture references. Despite all the sizzle, "Fade to Blue" delivers real substance, too: Both the teenage protagonists and the adults who make up the supporting cast are rendered with insight and humanity. This book works on many levels and will appeal to audiences from savvy teens to adults who haven't outgrown their ability to laugh and wonder at the world--both the one they live in, and the one they can imagine.

Mindtricks Galore!

Sophie Blue, who went goth on her last birthday- the birthday when her dad just up and disappeared. She has nothing in common with Basketball God Kenny Fade, except- well, it's complicated. But there's an ice cream truck that keeps circling the block- maybe the one that hit Sophie- oh yeah, she so totally got hit by a truck. And she and Kenny think they're probably going crazy, which would explain why they have anything to do with each other at all. Of course, the explanation of what they have to do with each other at all is a twisty, turny, total mindtrick. Fade to Blue is a tasty surrealist comedy, complete with graphic novel interlude, about who we really are deep down inside.

Lost in the vacuum store

I LOVE this book. It's simultaneously hilarious and sinister. Sophie Blue is the girl every girl I knew in high school wanted to be but would never admit it. This is a really original book, which is nice since I'm so tired of stuff about mean fathers and vampires. I also laughed out loud, which I rarely do, and it was embarrassing because at least twice it was on the bus. People are looking at me like What's so funny, Spaz? This is a lot different than Going Nowhere Faster, more complex and darker. I may never eat ice cream again. But I am going to start wearing all black.

Always a Great Read

Bottom line: this guy can write. Having read much of his prior work I can attest to the high consistent quality of his writing.. Many of the early short pieces are like little jewels crafted by a master lapidary chip by chip...only in this case smithed word by perfect word. One somewhat autobiographical story about a circus roustabout although last seen more than a decade ago stays so fresh and clear in my memory that I might have just read it yesterday. Going Nowhere Faster ,his previous book, delighted a great many young readers in disparate locations.. Fade to Blue promises to significantly increase the number of devoted Beaudoin fans.

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