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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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They decide to meet up, and it turns out that he wasn’t, after all, the only gay teen in a school of over pupils!

If anything it will remind you that no one is alone in their struggles. May 04, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: The Futon Years are: Little did he know that this would be Kevin Land, all star athlete, immensely cool, and totally drool-worthy.

The only thing I wished is that he had not forgiven Gunnar so easily. One criticism I had with this book was that it feels a bit dated. Aug 22, Elisa Rolle added it.

Kevin would do gfography to prevent his geogtaphy on the baseball team from finding out. What I got through the veil of my bleary eyes was a so-so after school special with a nasty sexist undertone and a foolishly easy ending that completely undermines the entire point of the book.


I listened to this audiobook when I desperately need something that can make me relax, and it worked! It shows the significanse of a great or at least willing support group.

View all 7 comments. Our customer reviews In the conservative, oppressive town of Goodkind, Russel Middlebrook faces his biggest fear-publicly coming out-as he slowly discovers there are others brejt his own school, stubbornly questioning and reconciling with their sexualities, just like he is.

I thought this book was going to be dumb. Together with our friend Sarah Warn, we co-founded a very successful entertainment website called AfterElton. Oct 08, Eric rated it really liked it.

Brian wants to join the Geography Club but Kevin and Russel vote against this. And there’s absolutely no sex on page only hinted at fooling around in fade to black scenes. Honestly, some books make them grography neutered it’s hard to take them seriously.

Geogdaphy article is about the book. While I enjoyed Geography Club, it certainly had more potential. 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.

Meanwhile, my plays have been performed at dozens of theaters.

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This may not be a high school story you wish happened to you but it also is one that some teenagers may relate to. Min, Brian, and Russel Rating: I wish Min really did exist so that I could give her a hug. This is the kind of book that really makes me want to read YA more.


While surfing the Internet one night, he finds chat rooms for different towns and cities, where you can talk to other people who are also gay.

The parts with Russel and his love interest occur way later in the novel vs the film had it in the beginning and had more emotionally intimate scenes and leave you hanging for more detail. View all 5 heography. 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. For me that’s okay. They both started having crush on each other.

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Soon Russel meets other gay students, too. How to get no one else to join? He was not especially interesting or smart or brave or talented. The book has some excellent humor to it and I liked how realistic and interesting the characters were.