Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fade to Blue By: Sean Beaudoin

Title: Fade to Blue
Author: Sean Beaudoin
Amount of Pages: 208
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: August 1, 2009
Geared Towards: Older Teens

"I'm so Goth, bats pick up my sonar.
I am so Goth, I sprinkle staples on my Special K.
I'm so Goth, I keep toenail clippings in a mason jar.
I am so Goth, my black sweatband wears a black sweatband.
I'm so Goth, when I get my period, I bleed tiny mascara'd guitar players."
"I am so Goth, I'm roadkill."

Summary (From B.O.B): 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 ruck 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 thing in common. Aside from being reasonably sure they're losing their minds.

Acclaimed author Sean Beaudoin's wildly innovative novel combines uproarious humor with enough plot twists to fill a tube sock. Part thriller, part darkly comic philosophical discussion, and accompanied by an intriguing comic book element, Fade to Blue is a whip-smart romp that keeps readers guessing until the last paragraph.

Wdebo's Review: This book was...interesting, to put it simply. The beginning, was confusing but it slowly fell into place and had this dark humor in it, in a very Funny Little Monkey kinda way, where it was creepy and kinda sick but it still held your attention.

During the middle, after it built up the setting and stuff quite well, there was a bunch of twists and turns in the plot, but after a while all the twisting and turning just made the story confusing, even though it was a entertaining read, I still had no idea what was happening, and after a while, I just stopped caring about the plot, and just read for the heck of it.

The ending had this twisted version of a happily ever after, everyone was happy, but there was a hint of darkness, and this just weird feeling in my skin. Also at the almost end *Spoiler Warning* where everyone was melting, I just had this thought about the Coraline scene where the garden, the world and her dad where melting...random huh? But I love that movie *End of Spoiler Warning*.

The cover is pretty cool, except all of the comic book covers are weird and kinda gross and stuff, that my friends, is why I am not that big in the whole comic book scene. (C+)

I didn't really like any of the characters, they were all too weird and creepy for my taste.

All in all, an interesting, darkly tale for those who enjoy, well stories that are twisted but a good read.

Grade: B-

Wdebo :)

Thanks to Little,Brown for a review copy~


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