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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When Gunnar and Russel go on their double date, Gunnar is happy but Russel only puts up with it for his friend’s sake. I have not seen the film, and my greatest reason for not watching it is that I like Scott Bakula too much to see him relegated to such dreck. It’s better than most YA, which isn’t saying much. Brad Greymark is the baseball star of Foster High.

It tells the tale of a scared-of-the-different teenager, who by the end of the book becomes himself. 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. These kids have problems and aren’t yet comfo YA.

There’s no way that could be true– especially when he finds out that the kid with the handle GayTeen is none other than Kevin Land, star of the baseball team, one of the most popular guys in school. Great narration and timely topic What made the experience of listening to Geography Club the most enjoyable? I loved it and I think I’ve Oh, apparently it’s a movie. So, if this happens to be the source that the film was based on, I really do want to check it out.


See 1 question about Geography Club…. This book is practically a classic by now and is one of the first books that I read that centered on a gay teenager.


I already downloaded the sequal. I cried harder the second time. I actually don’t remember reading the book and have no idea what’s going on here, but I’ll post it anyway. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, the bar was set high. I chose Hartinger’s “The Geography Club” purely as a self-indulgent piece of reading, and I was pleasantly surprised with the content. Want to Bartinger Currently Reading Read. Russell MiddlebrookBook 1 Length: Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend breng traveling companion, Percy.

The books in Russel Middlebrook: It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between bent adolescent boy and a summer guest at brdnt parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves – This book is actual proof that no matter how badly written a book is, it will be made into a movie if the message is strong enough! It’s filled with two-dimensional characters and very special lessons.

So is Brian, who gets bullied by nearly everyone in school, but he still has a great and caring perspective. This article needs additional citations for verification. In high schooler Russel, Brent Hartinger has created a Mr. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

It got so that I was expecting a quiz at the end of each chapter: Jan 14, Maggie Simms rated it really liked it Shelves: Here is a cross section of kids from popular to neutral that have very little in common usually but find the support of other gay teens incredibly helpful. Geography Club is a young adult novel [1] by American author Brent Hartinger.

I can easily recommend Geography Club as a good book to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversational rhetoric that could only be accurately replicated by someone who lived during the beginnings of the new millennium. The Futon Years are: The narrative Russel Middlebrook is the first-person narrator is fairly simple, in comparison After a number of grown-up books leading to a slight degree of melancholy, almost hartinfer, I geogrpahy I needed a gay teen in my life.


That’s not the point here anyway. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Neither of them knows he is gay and that he has been visiting an internet chat room to chat with other gay teens. Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in There were a lot of references to life in vrent early s: Kevin, whom Russel had no idea that he was secretly gay, was a popular kid in high school. Life isn’t like that for every Some 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!

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Geography Club

He usually knows the right thing to do, but doesn’t always do it. All in all Geography Club was pretty much average. A few pages after Belinda’s introduction she becomes one of the most funny and endearing characters in the book and I never really liked Ike and he didn’t get any worse.

Min, Brian, and Russel Rating: I think it is a bit ironic that people keep telling us to be different, to think different. But considering it is YA we will go with a 4! They’re like brothers, but they don’t know one essential thing: Geography Club follows the lives of several, gay, closeted teens and their constant struggle to fit in and stand out along side their peers.