The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

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The Vast Fields of Ordinary Read Online Free - It's Dade's last summer at home. He has a crappy job at Food World, a "boyfriend" who won't publicly acknowledge his existence (maybe because Pablo also has a girlfriend), and parents on the verge of a divorce. College is Dade's shining beacon of possibility, a horizon to keep him from floating away.

Then he meets the mysterious Alex Kincaid. Falling in real love finally lets Dade come out of the closet - and, ironically, ignites a ruthless passion in Pablo. But just when true happiness has set in, tragedy shatters the dreamy curtain of summer, and Dade will use every ounce of strength he's gained to break from his past and start fresh with the future.

Title : The Vast Fields of Ordinary
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ISBN : 0803733402
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 309 pages


Cory rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 26, 2011

Reading this book was painful. Our main character, Dade Hamilton, is an idiot. I wanted to pimp slap him every other page. Dade makes Bella Swan look like Mother Teresa. Just as a side-note, Dade is gay, but that's pretty much irrelevant to the plot. Dade wants you to think that his problems stem...

Lola rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 03, 2017

I could not finish this book. I could not take any more of Dade and his random crush for the handsome guy who sells weed. Dade had a bad breakup with his not-boyfriend, so when he sees Alex, it’s lust-and-love at first sight. He’s obsessed with him, and when Alex doesn’t call him (although he sai...

Thomas rated it ★★★★★

July 08, 2009

"The Vast Fields of Ordinary" is about Dade Hamilton, a gay in the closet teenager who is living his senior summer in the worst way possible. He has a horrible job at a grocery store, a "boyfriend" who won't even acknowledge his presence in public, and his parents are at each other's necks in arg...

John rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 27, 2011

This was probably the worst LGBT book I have ever read. Here's why; 1. The drugs. I have no huge problem with topics like drugs and alcohol in YA. But when you practically promote it and make it out like the norm, etc "Oh, and I smoked another joint,". The main character in the novel, Dade, is cons...

Wigs rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 12, 2012

First of all I want to say that often my favorite books to read are any fiction books that have queer themes. So I was hoping to be pleased no matter what, and I seem to think of myself as a forgiving person when it comes to books (in fact before this I couldn't really name any book in recent his...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

June 04, 2013

Welcome to Dade Hamilton’s last summer before heading off to college. A summer of coming out, falling in love, and finding himself. But also a time of confusion, loneliness, tension, and longing. Dade has a lot going on in his ordinary world. His parents are on the verge of divorce, his “boyfrien...

Nick rated it ★★★★☆

March 02, 2012

I think this book gets a bad rap for a variety of reasons, the chief reason being that it isn't afraid to deal with drugs and not paint them in a negative light. Of course when I refer to drugs, I'm referring to marijuana and alcohol, you know, the two things that most teenagers manage to get the...

Lenore rated it ★★★☆☆

August 28, 2015

2.5 stars rounded up. So. The Vast Fields of Ordinary. Indeed. Because there wasn't anything really extraordinary about this book. Someone should probably rewrite the blurb. I kept expecting "tragedy to shutter the dreamy curtain of summer," but unless you count the last chapter—that textbook examp...

Nikyta *Miss Forgetful* rated it ★★★☆☆

March 17, 2011

3.5 stars I have a hard time rating this one because nothing really happens besides some mild angst on Dade's part and a brief scene at the end of the book. I also hated the ending but after I got into the story, I didn't really want to stop reading it. I loved the characters. Well most of them. D...

Doug rated it ★★★★★

July 28, 2009

This book was tremendous. The characters are so life like and it really makes clear the angst of being a teenager. The story centers around Dade Hamilton who is secretly having sex with Pablo, one of the stars of the high school football team. Pablo also has a girlfriend and does not recognize an...

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