Saturday, May 28, 2011

Review: Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin

GoodReads Description:
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 thing in common. Aside from being reasonably sure they're losing their minds.

My Review:
I honestly don’t know how I felt about this book. I’m even having trouble finding a word to sum it up…um…maybe it is a very…”crazy-emo??” type book…As in there is a Goth who wears black, and there’s zombies, and mind control, and a boy changing into a girl, and an evil ice-cream truck …and there may or may not be a time traveling vacuum. Hahah. It confused me for the most part.

The plot is rather disjointed and random. It was super interesting though.  Like all of the book was though provoking, but then the next chapter had absolutely nothing to do with the last. To be honest it was kind of viewing the world like I would think a schizophrenic would. Or maybe someone with multiple personalities…The book is straight up bizarre in some parts, and kind of sad sometimes as well. The main character is more than the clothing she wears and the mean nicknames the kids call her. She is navigating this crazy world of hers and even though you are kind of lost, you just want to be along for the ride because you are with Sophie.

There are some cool comics in the middle and it has kind of a retro, comic book geek kind of feel throughout.

I kind of feel like this was a modern take on Alice in Wonderland. The original book by Lewis Carroll was also quite bizarre. With this book you kind of feel like you are tumbling down the rabbit-hill yourself, but that’s ok. You keep going and exploring the feelings, philosophies, and vivid imagination going on in this dreamscape. I don’t really get how I feel still. I kind of hated it while simultaneously really enjoying myself while reading it… I think you need to experience it for yourself in order to see if you love it, hate it, or just get so confused you lose your mind and end up the next victim of the ice cream truck. 


  1. I like reading supernatural/paranormal stuff, so I'd like to give this book a try, if this is open internationally.

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  2. i'm not sure if this would be "my kind of book" even though i do like some paranormal/psychic novels

  3. Did all the extra entries...I want to try to make sense of the novel now! :)edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom