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Friday, September 18, 2009

Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin

Title: Fade to Blue
Author: Sean Beaudoin
ISBN: 9780346014175
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

"Sophie Blue is sarcastic, artistic, and always decked out in black leather and Midnight Noir lipstick. A year ago on her birthday, her dad left. Or spontaneously combusted. Or joined an Amazonian cult. Either way, it's sorta bad timing, since a scary Popsicle truck with tinted windows has started circling the house.

Kenny Fade is a basketball god. He's got the cheerleader, the scoring title, the matching sweat suit, and sneakers that 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."

There are times that I think jumping into a book without having read any reviews or anything might not be the best idea. Generally I like being surprised by a story - I always read the inside cover (summary), but I don't really like to know how people have felt about the book. That seems to skew my idea of the story.

That being said, I should have looked up reviews for this book. It was very much not what I was expecting. The story started out the way I expected. But about half way through I kinda got hit in the face with a crazy story. There is a huge twist that I wasn't expecting and had a hard time understanding. It's extremely trippy.

That isn't to say that I didn't like it - it was just WAYYY different than I was expecting. I am marking this one as sci/fi for the sake of categorizing, but I really am not sure what to call it. Was it all a dream? Was it really happening? Who is what, now? I'm confused. But anyway... It's a very interesting book.

I suppose I would recommend this book to someone looking for something different - nonformulaic. If you're just looking for a fun YA story, this might not be for you.
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