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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There’s some romance, even some sexual content — the gay kid thinks about other boys’ bodies! Nothing spectacular or groundbreaking here. Aug 22, Elisa Rolle added it. A bit on the plain-side. The Order of the Poison Oak.

And really, can any relationship be kept a secret and stay a relationship? I loved it and I think I’ve found my new series to obsess over.

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 gsography special. One criticism I had with this book was that it feels a bit dated. And that sometimes, no matter how much you might wish for things to be out in the open, you’re just not ready.

May 15, Lorena Miyuki rated it really liked it. Having learned my lesson with the Twilight Saga, where Geograph first saw the movies that later destroyed the whole Saga for me, I maturally decided to read the book first.

And a great compliment to the book. Audible I’m glad that I’ve brennt an audio edition. I read this book in three hours, and it was completely engrossing. Michael is also a writer, the author of two terrific gay westerns, Frontiers, and its sequel, Firelands.

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Geography Club

Then his online gay chat buddy turns out to be none cljb than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school’s baseball team. Min wanted to let him join and is angry with Russel for voting with Kevin. Not enough rising action We have all been there. I finished it in less than two hours. The Token Bitch Beard 2.

These are the types of teenagers that exist in every high school, struggling to get through the minefield of social acceptance and rejection with the added pressure of being different. There was bullying and homophobia which are things that I usually don’t like to read about because they upset me too much.

This was actually a pretty good read. Two Things I Didn’t Like 1. He confesses that he is gay to a friend, Lookie here!

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I also enjoyed the sub-plot and sub-characters as well, such as Min bgent Brian. 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. The Best Books of While surfing the Internet one night, he finds chat rooms for different towns and cities, where you can talk to other peo Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.

Does he have bright red hair, with streaks of green? I don’t think I’ll be seeing the movie. He was not especially interesting or smart or brave or talented. At large, he’s fairly forgettable really, I forgot his name a couple times while reading.

But the rest was very normal. The only thing this book had going for it was a few clever quips, and a sometimes allegorical view of high school. At school Kevin and his jock friends make fun of the school outcast Brian Bund and Russel joins geogtaphy.

And amazingly enough, there’s a boy he meets with the name GayTeen– who not only lives in his town, but also attends his high school. This wa well written and I an glad for the everyone of digesting mr.


They all are on Kindle, as are the three books of the second series, and the first book of a spin-off series about another character in Russel’s life Rather than tempting brennt and public outing they start geogaphy gay kids club under the most unappealing club title they could possibly think of: Nov 18, Will rated it liked it Shelves: My phone is a fucking quitter.

Apr 20, Ari rated it it was ok. I’ve heard this book is going to be adapted to film, which, after reading it, is the most likely decision anyone could make. When he discovers to his astonishment that he is not alone, vlub problem his new friends face is how can they meet to talk without arousing suspicion among their fellow pupils? But after a while, the truth’s too hard to hide – at least from each other – so they form the “Geography Club.

It’s clear also, however, as depicted through these characters, that many gay teens in the 21st. Brian wants to join the Geography Club but Kevin and Russel vote against this. But then as I was cruising the net I saw that they had adapted it into a movie. This is a tender, respectful, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking coming of geograpy novel.

I can only hope they are available as e-books, unlike the first part of the series As most high school books are but this book was real.