GEOGRAPHY CLUB by Brent Hartinger (HarperCollins, ). Russel Middlebrook has a secret from even his best friends at high school, that he’s gay. But an. A modern classic about a group of teens discovering sexuality and identity, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and David Hart. A closeted gay high school sophomore narrates Hartinger’s uneven yet realistic first novel. The story starts out strong, when Russel meets a jock from his school, .

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Esse livro foi publicado em It’s filled with two-dimensional characters and very special brentt. But the rest was very normal. First of all, it’s rich of Min to get all holier-than-thou about Brian when she sat and watched the jocks bully him in the lunch hall and hxrtinger nothing.

For me, Russel made the right decision in the end. I would encourage everyone to stay far, far away from the Geography Club. I finished it in less than two hours. Although the target audience is likely gay teenagers, the gsography pace and very easy reading makes this a good book for anyone to read.

A few pages after Belinda’s introduction she becomes one of the most funny and endearing characters in the book and I never really liked Ike and he didn’t get any worse.

It’s a safe space for queer kidssomewhere that’s theirs. It is even realistic in the fact that by the end, some have made the painful decision to stay in the closet rather than out themselves and ‘live their lives, be free’. And the writing is too juvenile for high schoolers despite the profanity.

See 1 question about Geography Club…. Name it some thing terribly boring. Just stop leading her on. Russel goes out on continuous double dates with a friend who hooks him up with Trish, both before and after he gets Kevin as a boyfriend.

In addition, I’m the co-host of a bi-weekly podcast, Media Carnivores, which covers media-related news and opinion and also honest writing advice and updates on my career. Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo. Oh well, I expect great things from Mr. So now I’m off to watch the movie, but I really hope that my short review here will make you read the book, and that you will like it.


I thought the star athlete was black until someone else, who was black, was introduced, and it was clear that the kid was maybe tan? I thoroughly enjoyed the conversational rhetoric that could only be accurately replicated by someone who lived during the beginnings of the new millennium. But how can kids this diverse get together without drawing attention to themselves? The book is appropriate for inclusion in school libraries.

That’s like an able-bodied person wearing a blindfold and then being given disability benefits. I had previously seen the film adaption one night on Netflix when a friend and I were trying to find something to watch. Rather than tempting fate and public outing they start a gay kids club under the most unappealing club title they could possibly think of: If only I had the guts to do something like this in high school.

And I was not disappointed, I love love loved this book! I hate how he changed and almost became one of the ones he formally despised. We bought tickets for the stupid romantic comedy rated PG, but once we were inside the multiplex, Kimberly said she wanted to see the stupid erotic thriller rated R instead. The side-characters go through the same arc of slightly entertaining to absolutely, head-bashingly annoying.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Please read this if you have any interest in high school dramas or gay fiction, you will not regret it.

The unexpected alliance Russel finds within Goodkind High School, the belonging and the assurance, highlights the importance of companionship and honesty of which I think all teenagers still need to be reminded. Gunnar apologises to Russel and says he always knew he must be gay and he’s sorry he pushed him into the dates. Highly recommended – and I am very pleased to see there are three more books in the series.

Geography Club (Russel Middlebrook, #1) by Brent Hartinger

There’s his best friend Min, who reveals that she is bisexual, and her soccer-playing brnet Terese. But after a while, the truth’s too hard to hide – at least from each other – so they form the “Geograph I knew that any wrong action, however slight, could reveal my true identity Brent Hartinger’s Geography Club was waiting for me – and what a joy it proved to be!


But geograpyy, just as things come to a hopeful end in Russell’s life, things are looking up out here. He phones Kevin who drives out to get him and they end up making out. View all 3 comments. As Kevin and Russel get to know one another, outside of school and hidden away from prying eyes, they realize that there’s no way for them to be together inside school walls. Quite literally, my copy is cute and little, and as someone who is very tactile-obsessed with books, the compact blue edition I found myself with while I procrastinated at work was delightful.

Min suggests they make the club public, making Kevin and Terese nervous. The group meets and decides on the Geography Club name to keep it private. He gets to be part of this club, and talk about this “struggle”?

The writing and the plot will just suck you in and make you relate to the story.

Either that, or this book was written by a cis gay man which means it was written by someone who thinks that as long as you’re not attracted to women it’s okay to paint them as filthy and worthless. If anything it will remind you that no one is alone in their struggles.

The readers can really connect with him. The same is true for Russel’s friends Min bent Terese, who although they claim to just be really close friends, are actually in love.

Geography Club

It was such a wonderful book! Maybe because of the pacing? Nothing spectacular or groundbreaking here.

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