A modern classic about a group of teens discovering sexuality and identity, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and David Hart. 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 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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Second, I don’t care if it’s to “take the fall” for the gay kids – Brian appropriates their sexualities and because of this they let him into the club as some sort of honorary gay kid even though homophobia is never something that he will fear in his adult life. Nothing spectacular or groundbreaking here. Feb 06, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: You get off your plane, and your connecting flight is about six steps away.

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So, if this happens to be the source that the film was based on, I really do want to check it out. Brent Hartinger’s Geography Club was waiting for me – and what a joy it proved to be! Description A modern classic about a group of teens discovering sexuality and identity, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and David Levithan. Then there’s Terese’s politically active friend, Ike.

Published February 17th by HarperCollins first published March 1st The high school exists in no named city or state but is meant to be a high school that could exist anywhere with bland, purposefully vague descriptions that are recognizable by anyone. It’s like David Levithan or John Green lite and while I’ve said very little on John Green, Hrtinger not a huge fan of him or his pretentious contemporary reads or his status geographyy the darling of YA a genre whose 21st century popularity was built by women.


Also, another reviewer pointed out that this is a very sanitized and simplistic look at bullying and being gay. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

And there’s absolutely no sex on page only hinted at fooling around in fade to black scenes. They anonymously chatted and decided to meet up. Nov 20, Dig rated it really liked it.

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Russel plays well and wins a game for his team. He is surprised but pleased to find out his online friend is the popular Kevin Land.

This wa well written and I an glad for the everyone of digesting mr.

My convction is that hartingr can’t force someone to come out, no matter how much you love them. After a number of grown-up books leading to a slight degree of melancholy, almost depression, I decided I needed a gay teen in my life.

I think what Russel went through was realistic.

Min and Terese tell everyone they’re really just good friends. Paperbackpages. I recommend the film version as well as there are many significant differences between that and the novel.

Geography Club

Feb 17, Michael Price rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Audible I’m glad that I’ve chosen an audio edition. Kind of sad really how stongly we want to be popular then and how little it really matters in the now. I geographg enjoyed reading it. For me, Russel made the right decision in the end.


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 Mar 24, Kiki rated it it was ok. This is a solidly hartingerr contestant in the queer young adult genre. Hartinger’s story has a lot of depth to it about realistic things people have to go through every day concerning relationships and friendships, high school, dealing with things that at the time are incredibly difficult but in the end being able to come out of them stronger than before, and accepting one’s self for who they are.

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

Please read this if you have any interest in high school dramas or gay fiction, you will not regret it. I also liked how it gave multiple perspectives even though the story is told through a single point of view.

I can easily recommend Geography Club as a good book to read. After a showdown with the principal, approval is given and a geogrpahy teacher appointed.