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. “We just choose a club that’s so boring nobody in their right mind would ever in a million years join it. We could call in the Geography Club!”. 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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Geography Club

Quite literally, my copy is cute and little, and as someone who is very tactile-obsessed with books, the compact blue edition I found myself with while I procrastinated at work was delightful. I don’t want to go super in-depth because this book has no depth. After all, he’s not attracted to girls, and he spends every day after gym class studiously avoiding the other half-naked guys in the locker room.

Kind of sad really how stongly we want to be popular then and how little it really matters in the now.

Geography Club follows the lives of several, gay, closeted teens and their constant struggle to fit in and stand out along side their peers. And my work load from the beginning of the year is unimaginable, so it was a feat.

I’d strongly recommend you skip it. Does he have bright red hair, with streaks of green? Retrieved from ” https: Soon Russel meets other gay students, too. I’m glad for the existence of this book for the incorporation of queer teens in YA lit, and it does address some themes that are fairly universally felt by nonfictional queer kids.


But the MC isn’t an asshole and it has grent decent ending. Most Helpful Most Recent. Mar 24, Kiki rated it it was ok.

I loved it and I think I’ve found my new series to obsess over. May 14, Coenraad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Slight rating change geigraphy make room for another YA title that I am already loving more Gunnar wants a girlfriend and sex and the only way he can achieve his aim with sex-bomb Kimberley is if Russel will double with Kimberley’s friend Trish.

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Specially Min, Gunnar, hartinfer Brian. All the archetypes are there for compelling characters, the classic high school clique drama, and the exciting flair of a slightly controversial topic for people to rally behind in this case, underdog queer kids and their allies. Nov 20, Dig rated it really liked it. 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!

I already know three people that “should” be gay, if such things are a sign. Russel’s date tries to have sex with him and he puts her off by saying he’s a virgin and he wants his first time to be special.

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These kids have problems and aren’t yet comfo YA. This was a cute little book – and I geograaphy mean that with condescension. They decide to meet and end up discovering three more gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers that go to their school and decide they would like to form their own support group. Hartinger writes sad just as well in this heart-warming, intelligent read. Russel shares this news with Min who says that she is bisexual and has a girlfriend, the soccer-playing Terese.

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But even though it is a little out of my normal HEA genre, i really liked it. 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. These kids have problems and aren’t yet comfortable with who they are, and they make mistakes because of that. Sure, it’s got a bit of an After School Special vibe. The best thing about this book for me was the charm and wit of the protagonist, Russell. This book is very interesting and I really enjoy it so much.

After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: Feb 11, Dana rated it it was amazing. Together with our friend Sarah Warn, we co-founded a very successful entertainment website called AfterElton.

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

Also, another reviewer pointed out that this is a very sanitized and simplistic look at bullying and being gay. It tells the tale of a scared-of-the-different teenager, who by the end of the book becomes himself.

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