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The vast fields of ordinary

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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.

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Level 4.5, 11 Points
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HL: High-Low 730L
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-16 23:10:10PM
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Coming of age -- Fiction, Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, Homosexuality -- Fiction, Iowa -- Fiction
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