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Fade By Robert Cormier Fade IT IS THE summer of when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can fade First bewildered then thrilled with the power of invisibility Paul experiments But his gift soon shows him shocking secrets and

  • Title: Fade
  • Author: Robert Cormier
  • ISBN: 9780385731348
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fade By Robert Cormier IT IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can fade First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments But his gift soon shows him shocking secrets and drives him toward a chilling act Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H G Wells The Invisible Man, and you ll have an idea how good Fade is IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can fade First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments But his gift soon shows him shocking secrets and drives him toward a chilling act Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H G Wells The Invisible Man, and you ll have an idea how good Fade is I was absolutely riveted Stephen King
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    1. Alisa on said:

      As someone who wasn t IN LOVE with Cormier s book The Chocolate War as many others, I was simply blown away by FADE A perfect example of magical realism the real world here is painstakingly detailed, rendered so beautifully and realistically that when the magic is sprinkled in it, too, seems completely and utterly real Plus, this is the type of book with writing that was so beautiful, a narrative voice so striking that I would find myself going back and reading passages over and over again, even [...]

    2. Asghar Abbas on said:

      Weird, but so so good Makes you doubt, but not before making you believe in it, in all of it One of the best books I ever read back in the April of 2006 San Jose was great Now Norway Because you know, who hasn t wished to be invisible at some point in their lives Even though, invisible is how most people feel because of Others I would like to get away from everyone else I d fade away but I won t disappear.

    3. Eleanor on said:

      Correspondingly, not sure if this book is a work of genius or a really awkward literary sandwich consisting of a slow moving coming of age first half and a ridiculous super fast, quiveringly violent second half smooshed together with post modern central filling where the author pauses to dissect and analyse the meaning of the first half of the novel I m so serious my face has gone stiff I loved The Chocolate War, Beyond the Chocolate War and I am the Cheese and Robert Cormier to bits generally, [...]

    4. Jason P on said:

      A friend recommended this to me a while back and surprise surprise , I put it off as is one to do with a large stack of books Finally I acquired Fade from the local book store and after just finishing it, I am happy to say that it was an interestingly fun, at time perverse, read.The character of Paul Moreaux is a complicated one young and very imaginative, Paul writes about his life growing up in Frenchtown His thoughts and feelings submerse the reader into a faded vision of what Paul is actuall [...]

    5. Michael on said:

      Knowing nothing about it, somehow I ended up with this book to report on for a high school English class Needless to say, I didn t report on all of it, as there are some pretty adult themes I found the concept boy that can turn invisible but must deal with the consequences of his gift interesting and would like to reread this one sometime with a mature perspective.

    6. Danielle on said:

      Paul can Fade.One second, he s there, the next he isn t Just like that.At first, he s thrilled we ve all wished we had the ability to vanish from sight, spy on our friends and family if you say you don t, your a liar He now has the opprotunity to observe his Aunt Rosanna, attractive and proud of it He can watch the people in his town behind closed doors, discover who they really are without risking being caught Every teenage boy s dream, right But then, as time goes on and and dark secrets are [...]

    7. Keith on said:

      I picked up Fade by Robert Cormier knowing nothing about it except that a boy discovers he has the power of invisibility I was thoroughly unprepared for the dark depiction of human depravity Being unseen, Paul witnesses what people do behind closed doors, in the dark, when they think no one is watching sexual depravity and cruelty Murder too is handled in a horrific fashion Paul s ability to fade is of a curse than a superpower And the curse gets awful as the novel progresses What did I like a [...]

    8. MATT ABHOLD on said:

      Fade by Robert Cormier was a tremendously written book about a small town boy who discovered he has a superpower Paul had a gift that only certain people in his family had attained When he wanted to, and sometimes when he doesn t, he becomes invisible.Paul Moreaux, a thirteen year old boy from Frenchtown, Massachusetts, was just like any other Paul went to school, did his chores, played games with friends, and loved his family But Paul was different in the aspect that he had a power I would say [...]

    9. Johnny on said:

      When a book s cover likens it to a hybrid between Catcher in the Rye and H G Wells The Invisible Man, it sets high expectations In the first third of Fade, I felt like a apt comparison would have been Neil Simon s Lost in Yonkers part of his semi biographical Brighton Beach trilogy or Woody Allen s Radio Days bred with Wells infamous Dr Griffin Indeed, the Wells influence is undeniable Indeed, if one leaves out the famous meat scene from Portnoy s Complaint, Fade bears resemblance to that novel [...]

    10. Natalie on said:

      Paul Moreaux, a thirteen year old boy living in Frenchtown, has an exciting summer in 1938 His Aunt Rosanna returns for a visit, his Uncle Adelard shows up, unannounced as always These two were always the topic of interest in their family, never staying long and afterwards Rosanna would lose all touch with the family and he would never see her graceful figure or smell her enticing perfume again During such a difficult time, Paul struggles with the events of bullying, financial hardships in his f [...]

    11. Cory Dorn on said:

      The book Fade by Robert Cormier was very interesting, because it changes narrator with each paragraph I had to keep track or I would get mixed up with the different characters The book Fade first starts off with Paul At first Paul feels very powerful with his ability to spy on people around him After having this power to fade for awhile it begins to wear on him He is my favorite in this book Especially at the end when he fights his nephew, Ozzie Ozzie tries to kill him and they both end up killi [...]

    12. Logan Erdmann on said:

      I really liked this book It starts off with a young man, Paul, who realizes he has the power to become invisible He calls it being able to fade Paul at first is empowered by being able to spy on the ones around him He startled and actually horrified by what he finds out Paul uses the power and kills a very powerful and crooked man of the community The power also begins to drag on him as he gets older and you can see that it is actually killing him The main characters are Paul Moreaux, the Moreau [...]

    13. Rose Haertl on said:

      Paul Moreaux is a young boy living in the small town of Monument, right outside of Boston He discovers that he can use a special ability called, The Fade which allows him to become invisible This ability has been passed down from generation to generation, and Paul was the special chosen one to handle this prize First a little scared, then thrilled with the possibilities of invisibility, Paul experiments with his gift This ability shows him things that he should not see His power soon overloads h [...]

    14. Nolan on said:

      Paul Moreaux is 13 when he first notices that cold sensation come over him It happens during a family photo Not long after that, when he s about to get beaten badly by neighborhood boys, that sensation happens again, and he somehow finds himself liberated from what he thinks will be an inevitable beating.Paul s uncle, a rather infrequent visitor to the family eventually comes to town to seek Paul out and tell him of a family inheritance that seems to travel genetically from uncle to nephew Paul, [...]

    15. Christopher on said:

      If we were just talking about the first half, this would be a five star rating Everything from the main character s childhood is absolutely riveting the descriptions of his town, his family, the introduction of his gift curse, and all of its unexpected consequences There were numerous instances where I was caught completely off guard and my jaw literally dropped Cormier s style is so infectious Dense, but somehow still breezy He really puts you in Paul s shoes This is a story that delivers quite [...]

    16. Dave on said:

      I remember finding this book in my high school library and being thoroughly scandalized by how much graphic, kinky sex there was in it Scandalized and titillated, naturally I was a teenager after all If I recall correctly, I took it without checking it out, with the halfassed justification that they would never keep it there if they knew what was in it I don t remember if I ever put it back I might have Unlike the copy of Nobody, Nowhere that I still have 20 years later Ditto for Dreams of Glass [...]

    17. Izzy Corbo on said:

      I bought this as a Robert Cormier collection from Ebay, which included some of his famous books such as I am the Cheese and the Chocolate War I had never heard of this book and was pleasantly surprised at how good this novel was Read this in about 4 5 hours and the last 1 2 hours were a nail biter Great psychological horror fiction with a twist of sci fi Stephen King has a gushing blurb on the front cover of how great he thought this novel was and I honestly believe he was sincere I expected a [...]

    18. Rosa Li on said:

      Speaking on a rather childish level, the book is horrifying and traumatizing at the end However I have to admit that everything in the book is the reality the ugliness of this world and humanity that we often chose not to see Cormier added the component of magic, or power into the story that truly manifests everything.I cried very hard when Bernard died my jaw dropped every time Paul talked about sex so frantically I winced and my face churned whenever another uncontrollable sin is committed The [...]

    19. Nicole on said:

      This book takes place in the summer of 1938 where a young boy named Paul finds out that he has this inherited ability to turn invisible Paul has a lot of fun discovering the possibilities of things he can do while he is invisible It all seems fun until he does some horrible things that cannot be undone no matter how much he wishes they could I thought this was a really good book I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Robert Cormier, or who likes a surprise ending because I never saw this [...]

    20. James Hoch on said:

      Fade was my second Cormier book that I read When I started reading the first pages of the book I thought it was going to be boring, but I was completely wrong Fade is about a young boy named Paul who inherits the ability to render himself invisible He learns that the power he posseses isn t what it seems Fade was very exciting and kept me guessing what was going to happen next I would reccommend this book to teenagers who like mystery books.

    21. Camille Siddartha on said:

      Read this when I was 14 and read it again a year agoThis book needs to be read for those who like the idea of this and the suspense of what he finds out when he is in the fadeThe evil he finds and how he has to deal with his nephew in the end

    22. Katherine on said:

      I just couldn t get into this book I skimmed through most of it It was very well written, don t get me wrong but the book just kind of switched, in a sense, in the middle of the book It s like the book took on a new goal or purpose.

    23. Cinco on said:

      Although this book is definitely not for children I d say 13 , for incest, sex, and a whole lot of alienation , it s really excellent and interesting and made me think I d say Cormier s best book is I Am the Cheese, but this one comes in a close second.

    24. Rina on said:

      This book is quite disturbing to a certain extent but an accurate reflection of real life Paul s innocence fades as reality reveals itself in this coming of age novel that will have you turning the pages until dawn Fade is Intriguing, captivating, and weird in a good way

    25. Dustin on said:

      Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H G Wells The Invisible Man, and you ll have an idea how good Fade is I was absolutely riveted Stephen King

    26. Chris Griffith on said:

      Kept me riveted, wondering what was going to happen next The problem Nothing ever did happen.

    27. Jesse on said:

      The book is an insightful allegory for puberty about a boy, Paul Moreaux, undergoing drastic changes to his body, in this case, the ability to make himself invisible, that flounders a bit in the third act I absolutely loved the first half Cormier nailed what it is to be a teenage boy dealing with sexual desire for the first time All the guilt, confusion, and fear that comes with it, if dealt with poorly, can jade a person for his or her entire life Absolutely every person on the planet can relat [...]

    28. Olivia on said:

      Olivia CarsonMrs.LinvilleH9 English09 January 2018 Fade Book ReviewThe author of the book fade is Robert Cormier Cormier has wrote other books besides the book Fade He has wrote a sequel that is called The Chocolate War and Beyond the Chocolate War I m really enjoying reading Fade I ve never would have guessed what dark secrets hide behind closed doors I m only half way through the book but I ve noted something for when you read this book First, you really need to have a mature mind when you are [...]

    29. Andrea Laham on said:

      excellent use of flashbacks, very fluid with time in the narrative love the use of setting and charactersalso brings up questions of historiography was Paul s manuscript autobiographical Or was it fiction Was the manuscript a warning Poor Susan will never know Metaphor of the Fade as sin Giving in to dangerous power is depicted almost like a curse with no cure and no signs of stopping as the fade continues through the bloodline And I like that the novel ends with some sense of ambiguity and unea [...]

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