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

See 1 question about Geography Club…. In order, the books in The Russel Middlebrook Series are: And that sometimes, no matter how much you might wish for things to be out in the open, you’re just not ready.

At school Gunnar, who is unaware of Russel’s sexuality, persuades Russel to go on a double date with him and two popular girls from their school.

Russel Middlebrook is convinced he’s the only gay kid at Goodkind High School. At large, yartinger fairly forgettable really, I forgot his name a couple times while reading. I hate how he changed and almost became one hartinge the ones he formally despised. A nice -safe- vanilla milkshake kind of YA.

There were a few side characters that I really liked, especially Min and Brian. He starts the Geography Club: I wish Min really did exist so that I could give her a hug.


Geography Club (Russel Middlebrook, #1) by Brent Hartinger

The narrative Russel Middlebrook gography the first-person narrator is fairly simple, in comparison to other authors’ plots, but always remains authentic and convincing. Published February 17th by HarperCollins first published March 1st Brent Hartinger’s inspiring and dazzling debut isn’t just a novel about gay adolescents; it touches upon important global teen matters of friendship, identity, and the courage to speak out, as well.

Also, the thing with Trish.

Retrieved August 16, I wanted the story to delve deeper into the budding romance of these two but it only went so far. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Russel is again pressured for sex and when Gunnar refuses to drive him home, Russel storms off. So, if this happens to be the source that the film was based on, I really do want to check it out.

It accurately conveys the fear of learning to cross and even break the invisible, vicious barriers within the high school social ladder, but not explicitly; it leaves just enough to the imagination, which is why I wholeheartedly recommend it to the younger crowd, too. As events at school heat up, with Brian eventually being outed as gay even though he’s not, Russel, Kevin, and their friends will have to learn what’s most important in life.

They anonymously chatted and decided to meet up.


Geography Club is a story of an isolated gay kid who never thought that there were any other gays in his town besides him, but he was wrong. Pretty likable sub-characters too. Russel asks Brian whether he’s gay, and Brian says No but he doesn’t want others to get treated like he is. Russel persuades Kevin to come to the Geography Club meeting. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversational rhetoric that could only be accurately replicated by someone who lived during the beginnings of the new millennium.

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! It just make me, what grography the more appropriate term for giggle for males? Kevin would do anything to prevent his teammates on the baseball team from finding out.

The book is appropriate for inclusion in school libraries. I loved, loved, loved this book and it has become one my favorite books this year. Thankfully I can s This was actually a pretty good read. Refresh and try again. Apr 20, Kassa rated it really liked it.