A love affair with life… and the occasional interest

The Vast Fields of Ordinary… a cute summer read

So I’ve just finished the cutest book ever! The Vast Fields of Ordinary is a book about Dade, a teen fresh out of an Iowan high school unsure of the future and many other things except the fact that he likes boys. He describes his experiences in high school as rather tragic and lonely with longing for a guy named Pablo who is the typical guy every girl wants, star quarterback etc, except that he’s not sure of himself either. Pablo and Dade have the most unromantic intimate relationship full of guilt and all the things that would make you leave someone yet can’t because the worse they treat you the more you can’t live without them. The story unfolds further with Dade finally able to find a real best friend, Lucy a girl from L.A., and opening up to her as he tries to make the best out of his last summer before college and his parents struggling marriage. Eventually at a party in which he leaves after being harassed by Judy, Pablo’s girlfriend and the better part of the football team, he meets a sexy and charming punk boy who will end up saving him from all troubles. Alex is everything that one might fear in another boy. He is a drug dealer, works at the shady taco shop in town, and his past is full of depressing issues. Nevertheless, Dade finds the impulse to seek him out one day and what begins can only be described as the summer romance that everyone longs for. Eventually, the summer must end and it all comes down to a final tragic moment, but it still leaves you with the satisfaction and hope for new beginnings.

I picked this book up at my library after yesterday and literally could not put it down! It was so touching and made me think about all I never really had when I was fresh out of high school. Still I find inspiration in this cute story and I hope to one day find a boy of my own… ; )

O and check out this cute blogspot LOL all I can say I hawt!!!!



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