Kid reviews for Fade

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Dark tale of a good boy misled by temptation.
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age 12+
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Teen, 14 years old Written bychocolatte808 June 6, 2017

Review of 'Fade' by Robert Cormier, 1988

'Fade' written by Robert Cormier follows the story of a 13 year old boy named Paul, who discovers that he has the ability to turn invisible or "fade". Having the ability to disappear as well, Paul's uncle warns Paul of the dangers that come with being able to "fade". Neglecting his uncle's warnings, Paul further explores his supernatural abilities and soon discovers the true evils and immorality of the world. Published in 1988, the novel, meant for readers ages 13 and up has been banned and challenged for its sexual content and graphic scenes, including rape and incest. Though the novel may not be fit for younger audience members, the book can be used as a guide to the real world. The novel is beautifully and honestly written with cleverly crafted characters and settings that expose readers to the brutal truth of today's society.

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Positive Messages
Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Teen, 13 years old Written bypurplehat23 January 10, 2011

good for teens and up

it was a great book and didnt want to put it down, there were also parts that were disturbing and didnt want to read

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bydb92 April 9, 2008

controversial but suspensful

sexual content, incest, brief language, and violence. fade has a very original and compelling story. I wouldnt recommend a child younger than high school to read it. for th issues i listed and because even for me the quick setting changes were somewhat confusing. It certainly is interesting and keeps you guessing. I researched further on it because i was unsure on whether it was based on a true story. The characters and their actions just seem so real. Even with the censored details, it is a good book to read.