Friday, January 14, 2011

The Vast Fields of Ordinary

By Nick Burns and ultimately turned into one of my favorite books. It was so touching yet eerie at the same time. I loved it. Exciting yet thrilling as well. I couldn't put it down. Kind of depressing and heart breaking the ending was and the book just left me thinking. Nick is soo vivid in his writing that it sent chills down my spine. Literally.

The book is about a boy named Dade Hamilton who leads a pretty normal suburban teen angst life. He has a sorta kinda boyfriend who hardly acknowledges his existence but is kinda obsessed with him but also has a girlfriend. Super complicated. Its a really good coming-of-age/coming out story with scary twists and turns that is new but relevant in teenagers lives these days. He meets all kinds of people that are all the wrong crowds especially a boy named Alex. Which is such a touching part of the story and I couldn't help but love Alex. There is also news reports of a missing girl Jenny which was so terrifying, I felt like I saw her for myself.

The Vast Fields of Ordinary is an inspiring novel about romance, life, mystery and death. I finished the book wanting more and there's definitely something in the book that I want to keep with me. I'm thinking about buying the book myself since I checked it out form the library. I always want to buy stuff that I really like.

It even inspired me to write a book myself. A coming of age tale maybe. I'm not much of a writer but I'm always looking for more gateways to express my creativity.

I give the book 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend it.
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1 comment

  1. Wow.. that's a nice review... although I'm not the type of person to really like mysterious books.. but I like romantic one.. so if ever I came across this book.. I might actually try reading it..


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