January 11, 2019


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, . A modern classic about a group of teens discovering sexuality and identity, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and David Hart.

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This story reminds me of my time in high school there where kids who where in hartunger closet some like me who where out and some of those kids in the closet where the most homophobic acting. Things feel good and fun when kept a secret but when the secret i 3. This is a solidly mediocre contestant in the queer young adult genre. Realistic story about today’s gay youth. Russel joins the school football team so he can be part of Kevin’s geohraphy. It’s not an overly idealized world where gays and lesbians are accepted without question David LevithanI’m looking at you.

It was campy but fun and had heart; nothing groundbreaking. Average in one way—he’s the only gay kid in school. Hartingwr to Read Currently Reading Read.

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As I said, no one of the above kids are heroes, and no one wants the burden of being the gay kid at school; they decide to misguide their gay club for a Geography Club, so boring no one will want to join.

When he discovers another guy from his high school in the room Russel is keen to meet up. I wanted to see the animated Disney musical, which I guess just proved that I really was the gay boy that I’d been thinking all along that I was. Good as the story is, relevant as it is, possibly enlightening as the continuation of the story may be, I don’t think it’s something I’ll ever feel comfortable continuing.

He confesses that he is gay to a friend, Lookie here! I didn’t catch the opportunity to climb inside any of the characters and so that felt a bit cafeteria-food inspired for me. It tells the story about a closeted young male teenager who believes he is the only gay person in his smallish high school until he meets an anonymous teen in a chat room. Other books in the series. Russel has had to hide who he really is as it was the only way to survive.

Geography Club

The novel’s age adds to its light, nostalgic charm. We all lived in a world where being different is bad, ridiculed and not welcome.

Description A modern classic about a group of teens discovering sexuality and identity, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and David Levithan. The novel follows a group of high school students who feel like outsiders, some because of their sexual orientations.

Min wanted to let him join and is angry with Russel for voting with Grent. I also enjoyed the sub-plot and sub-characters as well, such as Min and Brian. The same is true for Russel’s friends Min and Geoyraphy, who although they claim to just be really close friends, are actually in love. Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But an online friend and a real friend are completely different, and it arrives a moment when Russel needs the physical presence of someone… yes, I think it was also arrived the moment when Russel wanted a boyfriend, but more than that he needed to feel he was not alone.


If I had to describe my own books, I would say, “Strong central concept, strong plot, strong character and voice, and usually lots of humor. I’ve heard this book is going to be hqrtinger to film, which, after reading it, is the most likely decision anyone could make. Then his online gay chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school’s baseball team. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship – the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime.

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