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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He gets to be part of this club, and talk about this “struggle”? Very enjoyable 5 hours! Apr geograhpy, Kassa rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My first Josh Hurley as a narrator, and he is a perfect choice for this sweet, funny and enlightening YA novel about friendship, finding yourself, about first love, and If only I had the guts to do something like this in high school.

I wish Min really did exist so that I could give her a hug. I might check out the sequel if I’m bored.

Sep 12, Agatha Donkar rated it liked it Shelves: Another gay boy, in his very own school? I didn’t know that this book is into the movie. I live in Seattle, Washington, with my partner sinceMichael Jensen. While surfing the Internet one night, he finds chat rooms for different towns and hatringer, where you can talk to other people who are also gay.

However, like all well laid plans, it goes awry, and how is the meat of this clever story, not so much a coming of age tale as a coming to awareness story. Hartinger writes sad just as well in this heart-warming, intelligent read. Why do authors leave skin-color so ambiguous?

Obviously one thing leads to another, and some people hook up, lie to their friends, fake being straight, do terrible things to other kids to fit in, and rise and fall in popularity.


Thankfully I can say it’s not a personal thing so much as a lot of the issues and realities in the story are things people around me have had to be dealing with personally right now.

Min, Brian, and Russel Rating: I didn’t have a major probelm with Geography Club until this happened.

Ek sal beslis die res van die reeks nog drie boeke wil lees, hoewel geograpjy hoop dat hulle anders as die eerste boek wel as e-boeke beskikbaar is. After school one night, he logs into a gay chat room, where he meets another guy from his school.

Substantially better than Totally Joe. I liked Russel, in good and bad he was who he was supposed to be: Pretty likable sub-characters too. geographyy

Oh, apparently it’s a movie. Geography Club is a book that I should have read hartlnger rather than later, because now, years after I read The God Box and Out of the Pocketwhen queer characters like Jesper Fahey and queer authors like Nina Lacour are on the scene, this haryinger feels shallow and too In a nutshell, guy finds out he’s not the only kid clbu identifies as non-heterosexual and so they create a club so they can hang out.

I don’t clug I’ll be seeing the movie. Why is it that love of musicals and fashion equal a gay man? Russel navigating through a high school full of minefields where his secret could be discovered is hard as well as dealing with his feelings about Kevin who reciprocates but isn’t ready to let his secret be known lest he loses his social standing.

Preview — Geography Club by Brent Hartinger. I also liked how it gave multiple perspectives even though the story is told through a single point of view.

Life isn’t like that for every C,ub reviews accuse this book of being preachy, and although I agree in part I think “Geography Club” is one of the best stories in the YA GLBT genre – the kids swear, do horrible things, aren’t perfect, and think about sex!


Except for Ike and Belinda. 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 grent continuing. It’s a safe space for queer kidssomewhere that’s theirs.

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

In Geography Club, a handful of brave, passionate students stumble upon a connection in which they each can be completely honest with each other, as well as with themselves, for the first time in their young lives. Geography Club has a sequel too, but I don’t think I’m ever going to get into it.

It tells the tale of a scared-of-the-different teenager, who by the end of the book becomes himself. This exchange of feelings and struggles that would otherwise be repressed is both gritty and soulful, and constitutes a brilliant coming-of-age novel. As a book, though, it was predictable and the narrator-talking-to-the-reader element was cliche, but I think it could have been much more effective if the character of Russel leapt more off the page.

There were a few side characters that I really liked, especially Min and Brian.

Geography Club

He starts the Geography Club: Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review thank you! Did anyone here read this? Feb 11, Dana rated it it was amazing. My biggest complaint with books I hate is that they don’t get to the point or, worse, they don’t have a point!

Sep 10, John Egbert marked it as to-read Shelves: We need more gay hhartinger for YA!

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