Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Underrated Review: Fade to Blue
Sophie Blue is sure that she's loosing her mind. Ever sense her father mysteriously disappeared strange things keep happening. There's the ice cream truck that's just a bit too creepy, a councilor's office that simply isn't there one day, the vacuum repair shop that opens into nothing, the factory, the nurse, and that memory of a rather weird shot. What does it all mean, and what does Kenny Fade, star basketball player and major ladies man have to do with it?
Sophie: A goth girl who's just trying to figure out what's going on in her life, which often leaves her feeling confused and angry. She's a strong character, though, who doesn't back down regardless how desperate or unbelievable her situation is.
Kenny: He may be the most popular boy in town, but he's often out of touch and disconnected from the situation he's in or the people he's with, regardless of whether he's in class or making out with his girlfriend.
This book was weird and at times confusing, but completely fun and entertaining to read. Just when you think you know where the book was going, a new twist would be thrown at you, or you'd come across a comic or a chapter written totally in binary code. And with chapters that counted up and then back down and had titles like: "I'd laugh if someone had bothered to program me a mouth," "Ketchup is a Vegetable" and " It's just like a horror movie, except no cameras or lights or actors, and it goes on forever" you can't help but be amused.