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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The plot was not that interesting or unusual either. The narrator, Russel Middlebrook, then finds himself helping his friend Min to form an after school club for the students, so that they can hang out together for support. Not a bad read, but there’s better coming out YA fiction out there. This is not a romance novel.

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They are not always likable and noble as they are often too mired in their own drama and angst to reach out beyond their group. The main character of this YA title is a decent, likable fellow, but he’s quite humanly flawed; which is perhaps what makes him as appealing as he is.

It kind of reminds me of a Matt Christopher book, but with gay kids. I loved it and I think I’ve found my new series to obsess over. Russel’s realistic first-person narrative-one of the pioneering gay narrations in YA fiction-is a pleasure to read and captures the horrors and injustices of the high school social scene penetratingly, but in an appropriate, parent-approved fashion.

I recommend the film version as well as there are many significant differences between that and the novel. Nov 18, Will rated it liked it Shelves: I like this book best than movie because movie is OK!


Which I do understand, thoughts about identity is probably a big issue, but I doubt a 16 year old will bother his brain with it that much. Russel persuades Kevin to come to the Geography Club meeting. Die tienerprobleme wat hier uitgebeeld word, soos populariteit, groepslidmaatskap en eerlikheid, word gekompliseer deur die ondersoek van seksualiteit. This was a cute little book – and I don’t mean that with condescension.

Hartinger has a turn with sentences and phrases to make you grin aloud that’s a sort of open-mouthed Haarrgh without completely turning to laughterlike this one describing Russel’s encounter with Trish’s lips: They often make classic mistakes such as being mean, condescending, and betraying each other out of fear and petty grievances.

Although conveying a message to readers, none of the writing is preachy or lecturing but does have a thread of hope and honesty that will appeal to readers. I’ve won lots of screenwriting awards and have several movie projects in very active development. Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.

I am glad it ended the way it did.

Calm, content, view spoiler [even if a little bit heartbroken. The main character shows promise in the first chapter an I have never rage-quit a book so fast and so furiously and I don’t think I ever will again.

Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo. My first Josh Hurley as a narrator, and he is a perfect choice for hartinfer sweet, funny and enlightening YA novel about friendship, finding yourself, about first love, and This was actually a pretty good read.

Also, it’s really short, so it’s a pretty easy read. I’ll definitely be looking for more from this author.

Geography Club play and Geography Club film. Quite literally, my copy is cute and little, and as someone who is very tactile-obsessed with breht, the hartinget blue edition I found myself with while I procrastinated at work was delightful.

Basically, I see myself as a gartinger. But Russel is young, and yes, his best characteristic is that he is real, so no perfect at all; as soon as he finds out about Kevin, he wants to gossip with his friends, and so he talks with Min, his best girlfriend, and to his surprise Min comes out to him as bisexual, and then Min brings on Terese who brings on Ike… and an impromptu club is born.


Esse livro foi publicado em Their secret should be safe. You just have to repsect their time. That’s like an able-bodied person wearing a blindfold and then being given disability benefits.

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So is Brian, who gets bullied by nearly everyone in school, but he still has a great and caring perspective. I really enjoyed reading it. I loved, loved, loved this book and it has become one my favorite books this year. Paperbackpages. Description A modern classic about a group of teens discovering sexuality and identity, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and David Levithan. I have not seen the film, and my greatest reason for not …more My review speaks to my reasons for saying this: It shows the significanse of a great or at least willing support group.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It’s clear also, however, as depicted through these characters, that many gay teens in the 21st. Everyone acts as if they are 11 years old, especially Gunnar, who constantly talks about how much he wants a girlfriend.

We all lived in a world where being different is bad, ridiculed and not welcome. Book ratings by Goodreads. Russel is still going on dates with girls.

As most high school books are but this book was real. Again, great YA book. However, there was also a harrtinger in the reading.

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