The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

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It's Dade's last summer at home, and things are pretty hopeless. He has a crappy job, a "boyfriend" who treats him like dirt, and his parents' marriage is falling apart. So when he meets and falls in love with the mysterious Alex Kincaid, Dade feels like he's finally experiencing true happiness. But when a tragedy shatters the final days of summer, he realizes he must face his future and learn how to move forward from his past.


 

About Nick Burd

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Twenty-eight-year-old Nick Burd lives in New York City.
 
Published April 4, 2009 by Speak. 332 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Trapped in a suburban wasteland the summer before his first year in college, closeted indie loser Dade Hamilton is stuck in the middle of his parents’ disintegrating marriage and wastes his time pining after his girlfriend-ed hook-up–buddy Pablo.

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Perhaps if more young adult authors wrote characters like Darleen, more people like Liam would read the novels.

Jul 10 2009 | Read Full Review of The Vast Fields of Ordinary

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This openness and comfort afforded to Dade by Alex and Dade's best friend, Lucy, helps him (Dade) begin to accept himself and move forward on his life's journey.

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Dade is a relateable character and I loved reading about his adventures this summer with his friend Lucy and boyfriend Alex and other friends and enemies he meets along the way.

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