When They Fade

When They Fade

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"Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitchiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It will hurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you,' Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385754132
0385754132
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 22 cm

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vica1
May 29, 2019

I enjoyed this book very much, although not too much detail was given about a few things but I still enjoyed it. As soon as I read the summary I went straight to reading it. Finished it in one day, it was a pretty sad book in my opinion;( I’m very sad that Molly didn’t get to meet her father one last time or to see Jillian. I was making assumptions, what is Tatum’s father was Jillian and that’s why she had a connection with molly but that wouldn’t make sense lol. Then I assumed that Scott’s grandmother could be Andrea but nope. I really wish she wrote what happened to Andrea and jullian and her father and everyone else after she died 😭

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Jul 15, 2017

This book is about a girl named Molly who was brutally murdered in the 1970s by a person she thought she could trust. Molly is unable to move on and comes back as a teen hitchhiker to tell people there fates before disappearing again. She meets a girl named Tatum who was being bullied for telling people about her friends affair with a teacher. When she sees tatum she warns her that she will be killed . So these girls work together so that Molly can move on and so that Tatum is safe. I really don't like the fact that no one believes Tatum when she tells them about the affair. Tatum's friend shouldn't even be having an affair with the teacher because it's wrong and also because he's married with children. I wish that we could learn what happened to Molly’s family since her death. I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 .
- @nae1227221 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Everything is wrong with this book! I don't know if Jeyn Roberts lives on earth or not (and I don't really care to know) but she is sooo EXTRA!!! Firstly I had hard times dealing with the names, like seriously Tatum? Is that even a name? And the most funny name (and supposedly hot) is Barry Paracini, the hot teacher that the whole is school is in love with! Secondly I wasn't attached emotionally to any of the characters, not Tatum, Molly, or Mary and I think that's because of the unrealistic plot and the unrealistic situations that the characters are going through. Lastly, every single dialogue in the book was super funny and silly and I'm sure that the author didn't want to show it that way. The only reason I completed reading this book was my curiosity to know the end that actually wasn't worth it. I don't recommend this book to anyone and my rating is 2/10.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Molly was brutally murdered in the early 1970s, she can fade back to earth for a while as a teenage hitchhiker who can see the future. When she meets Tatum, she sees Tatum will be brutally killed by a group of people. Molly feels that she needs to protect Tatum and so she finds a way with Parker to go back to earth anytime she wants. Tatum has a hard life. She told an adult that her best friend had an affair with a married teacher and once she does that, everything goes spiraling down. She's constantly bullied and everyone believes that Tatum is the one who liked the teacher. She got bullied for telling the truth and really harsh and disturbing things happen to her. It's really sad to read Tatum’s side of the story because she gets bullied for telling the truth and everyone is against her. She meets Molly and Molly wants to try and protect Tatum before anything happens. I really liked this book and it was sad at times. Bullying is something that's constantly happening and it’s sad to see it from a victim's point of view. Fortunately, the ending will leave you satisfied. I rate this book 5/5.
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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