It’s the summer after graduation and Dade Hamilton is dreading his uninteresting life before he is college bound – from a tedious job to a relationship he must keep secret from his friends, Dade immediately finds himself struggling with life. To help him with his struggles, Dade meets Alex, a fry cook who hangs with the wrong crowd but becomes the distraction Dade needs. But with all good things must come to an end. To find out what happens to Dade in his emotional love triangle, read The Vast Fields of Ordinary. Grade 9 and up.