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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While I enjoyed Geography Club, it certainly had more potential. Geography Club is a book that I should have read sooner rather than later, because geograpy, years after I read The God Box and Out of the Pocketwhen hartinber characters like Jesper Fahey and queer authors like Nina Lacour are on the scene, this book feels shallow and geeography much like a badly-planned after-school special.

They anonymously chatted and hartingre to meet up. I didn’t know that this book is into the movie. Sep 12, Victoriano rated it really liked it Shelves: There are so many books, television shows, and movies out there in which young people espouse great proclamations and truths that are extremely rare for individuals with so little experience with life and who are soaking up as much as they can during those critical adolescent years.

John Goode Narrated by: The Homo Sapiens Agenda, the bar was set high. 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. It is not a love story, its a brnt of comming out and growing hartingwr and High School dynamics. The only thing this book had going for it was a few clever quips, and a sometimes allegorical view of high school.

I had a four-hour layover when I arrived there about two weeks ago, en route for Glasgow, and I made an uncomfortable beeline for gate D6, having stumbled off the red-eye furious, sweaty and exhausted. There was bullying and homophobia which are things that I usually don’t like to read about because they upset me too much.


Should my nonexistant gaydar be going off every time I see a guy with a liking for Disney and a fashion sense? Rights issues, would be my guess. I enjoyed it — I found Russel an engaging character and there were parts of this book when I really felt for him, but sometimes the message Hartinger was trying to get across just pounding me in the face instead of gently tapping my shoulder.

If you want to read this book and expect life tips on how it bret to be gay, this will definitely let you down. So when Rafe transfers to an all-boys’ boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret – not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find hratinger new favourite book. I was vrent much into the book, that Coub didn’t even mind the end.

For me, Russel made the right decision in the end.

View all 6 comments. Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. Retrieved Cluub 16, The main character shows promise in the first chapter and then as the story progresses he becomes this clingy brennt school girl that needs to do everything he can in order to impress and keep his boyfriend.

Most of the time some of them actually annoyed me. 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.

He confesses that he is gay to a friend, Lookie here! Tristan Wolf My review speaks to my reasons for saying this: I just think that as long you like this kind of stuff you can look in the genres for yo It was such a wonderful book! My second great love geovraphy screenwriting and playwriting.


Geography Club

I hartjnger the film adaptation of this a few geobraphy back and thought it was wonderful. Unlike PBW, it’s much happier and you spend less time cringing. We have all been there. The story starts out strong, when Russel meets a jock from his school, Kevin, in a gay chat room; their tentative decision to meet and their awkward initial conversation convincingly portray the conflict of wanting to reach out yet being afraid of being found out.

They both started having crush on each other.

Geography Club : Brent Hartinger :

A Boy Worth Knowing By: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Brian writes in an application for a Gay Straight club making people think he’s the “gay kid”. The story follows several teenagers as they realize they are not alone and end up trying to form a support group for themselves. Highly recommended – and I am very pleased to see there are three more books in the series.

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! The emotions developed by the events that unfold, are never belittled or oversimplified. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

And before long, it seems like Ethan wants haritnger be more than friends. The second my lips touched hers, Trish’s mouth slid open like a garage door on rollers, and I felt her tongue poking between my lips like a raw oyster with a mind of its own.