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Friday, January 22, 2021

Book Review: Fade into the Bright


Title: Fade into the Bright

Authors: Jessica Koosed Etting, Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction

Abby and her older sister Brooke have been raised by their mother since Abby was five.  One day their dad was there, and the next he was gone - with no explanation as to where or why.  So when the sisters receive a letter from their dad before Christmas Abby's senior year in high school, it is both a surprise and a shock.

In the letter, he tells his daughters that he has been diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, for which there is no cure, and that they have a 50% chance of having the gene.  This is Abby's story as she finds out her test result and deals with what her future might look like.  

While this wasn't a "feel good" story, it was one that made you think about the choices that you make, why you make them, and how your future might look because of them.  Abby escapes to Catalina Island to the home of an aunt she hasn't seen since her dad left them.  She stumbles into a job at a beach and becomes friends with her coworkers.  Her aunt has told her she would give her space to deal with things, but Abby tends to just ignore everything and not make any decisions at all until it is almost too late. 

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