The Vast Fields of Ordinary
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.... show more
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.
Publish date: March 17th 2011
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
This is another Y/A novel that sets the standard of a boring and trite approach to the genre and one that follows the same trope of gay youth need to suffer to evolve. The book begins with Dade, a 17 year old closeted guy scrawling a middle school-esque Name + obsession on the inside of a bathroom s...
The Vast Fields of Ordinary isn't really a terrible book. I just feel so emotionless after reading it. I just don't care. It was easy enough to get through. At first it was kinda boring but things picked up once Dade met his friend Lucy. Something about the writing was nice and Dade was a fairly lik...
All the feels. This was a great plot, great characterization, and really relateable. One of my fave novels so far this year.
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 example ...
Ho iniziato il libro questa mattina al posto di studiare; mi sono fatta forza e ho letto una quarantina di pagine prima di autoconvincermi a cooperare per studiare.. Oggi pomeriggio, la scena si è ripetuta, con il risultato che in un'oretta e mezza ho finito il libro. Di studio, ovviamente, nemmeno ...