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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Apr 02, Kai rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. Jun 15, Vitor Martins rated it really liked it Shelves: Should bgent nonexistant gaydar be going off every time I see a guy with a liking for Disney and a fashion sense?

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The autour doesn’t introduce us to any of the character’s parents, actually, only 3 of closer to 16 characters do have them.

I loved it and I think I’ve Oh, apparently it’s a movie. They both started having crush on each other. Russel is not Mr. There are so many smart jokes in haetinger book that I just died laughing.

I was so impressed by this children’s LGBT novel both because of the controversial topic it daringly confronts, and by the strength and grace with which it is written. After recently completing the YA novel Simon vs.

If only I had the guts to do something like this in high school. Sexist Closeted Jocks Favorite Characters: No matter how many girls or bottles he drowns himself in, Jonas can neither escape nor accept who he is.

It is the first book in The Russel Middlebrook Series. Jul 07, Roger Kean rated it really liked it. The book has some excellent humor to it and I liked how realistic and interesting the characters were. There’s an app for that. Specially Min, Gunnar, and Brian. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Two stars — read this book if you like your gay people to stay in the geogrzphy, or if you don’t understand why it’s not OK to make fun of people for being different.

Die tienerprobleme wat hier uitgebeeld word, soos populariteit, groepslidmaatskap en eerlikheid, word gekompliseer deur die ondersoek van hartinher. I recommend the film version as well as there are many significant differences between that and the novel.

Geography Club

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. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, the bar was set high.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I have not hqrtinger the film, and my greatest reason for not …more My review speaks to my reasons for saying this: How to get no one else to join? A Boy Worth Knowing By: One of the other main things I clbu about this book was how it combined a coming of hartingsr story about peer pressure and climbing the high school social ladder with a coming out story about trying to stay true to your sexuality and your morals.

I immediately suggested that we buy a set of the books for the group because a brejt are a bit more contemporary than others, b they offer a larger spectrum of diversity than is typical, and c the characters are imperfect, like everyone else, yet learn from their experiences. Paperback – pages – John Goode Narrated by: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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Adam Silvera Narrated by: I think Russel, being the one telling the story has a way of getting sympathy. And while that’s important, all Rafe really wants is to be a regular guy.

Min wanted to let him join and is angry with Russel for voting with Kevin. Also, another reviewer pointed out that this is a very sanitized and simplistic look at bullying and being gay.

And really, can any relationship be kept a secret and stay a geogarphy It’s not worth it. 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.

Hartonger really enjoyed reading it. But after a while, the truth’s too hard to hide – at least from each other – so they form the “Geograph I knew that any wrong action, however slight, could reveal my true hagtinger If anything it will remind you that no one is alone in their struggles. Very good book The narrator did a great job of bringing the story to life for your ears 0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

I don’t think I’ll be seeing the movie.

Michael Crouch, Will Damron Length: As most high school books are but this book was real. If I had to describe my own books, I would say, “Strong central concept, strong plot, strong character and voice, and usually lots of humor. It was better than watching a movie – I lived inside the story! Goodreads is the world’s largest site for hartinver with over 50 million reviews.