Friday, June 22, 2012

Dusty Reads: The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.

Title: The Vast Fields of Ordinary
Author: Nick Burd
Pages: 309
Publication: May 14, 2009
Publisher: Dial
Summary taken from goodreads:
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.
I heard about this book long before I bought it last year, and I had to buy it because it was the first gay young adult book that I had found at the time. I've read many yaoi fanfics and manga before, but to finally see an actual book was a fantastic surprise. I'm pretty sure there are many other books like this that have been out for a while now, but THE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY was my first book, so it's special to me. I really do want to read this soon. But I'm still kind of in a reading funk...

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