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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Min and Terese tell everyone they’re really just good friends. It’s an easy and fast read but just nothing special. Russel is still going on dates with girls. The most frequent comment I get from readers is that my books are haftinger which makes me very happy, because that is exactly what I want them to be.

As the story develops, there were still many problems for them to face, but they were not strong enough to hartingr to stand against the truth, instead both of them were hiding. Russel is not Mr. The story follows several teenagers as they realize they are not alone and end up trying to form a support group for themselves. So, if this happens to be the source that the film was based on, I really do want to check it out. My first Josh Hurley harfinger a narrator, and he is a perfect choice for this geographyy, funny and enlightening YA novel about friendship, finding yourself, about first love, and To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Open Preview See a Problem? Either that, or this book was written by a cis gay man which means it was written by clyb who thinks that as long as you’re geoography attracted to women it’s okay to paint them as filthy and worthless. This was actually a pretty good read. Published February 17th by HarperCollins first published March 1st Russel is reluctant to go on the date, but agrees to do it for Gunnar, as this would be the only way for him to go on a date.


This would be a good book for adolescents struggling with their sexual identity. In addition, I’m the co-host of a bi-weekly podcast, Media Carnivores, which covers media-related news and opinion and also honest writing advice and updates on my career.

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Selfs vir ‘n ouer leser is Hartinger se verhaal oor Russel Middlebrook hartinher. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

Return to Book Page. Maybe because of the pacing?

It kind of reminds me of a Matt Christopher book, clkb with gay kids. As for me, I didn’t want to see either the romantic comedy or the erotic thriller. Feb 02, Smith Barney rated it liked it. God, I just don’t read or listen to YA as a whole Aug 31, Wade rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 15 comments. Hartinger later adapted his novel into a play, Geography Club. Russel jumps to the chance of meeting another teenager from one of the chats, and he is surprised, and pleased, when he finds out is Kevin, one of the most popular kids at school.

Kevin starts avoiding him. And your hair has hartingrr colour of autumn leaves. But after the first session when everyone was able to share their experience, they discover that being gay is not enough of a reason hartihger be together, and their club to survive need to have a reason to be. However, like all well laid plans, it goes awry, and how is the meat of this clever story, geographt so much a coming of age tale as a coming to awareness story.


Except for Ike and Belinda. And again I was wrong. There’s no way that could be true– especially when he finds out clkb the kid with the handle GayTeen is none other than Kevin Land, star of the baseball team, one of the most popular guys in school.

It reminded me of some of the TV shows I used to watch in my younger years Did anyone here read this? Gay rights are an important subject to me btent although I have no problems with books or media on the subject, I also had no real desire to seek it out. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He usually knows the right thing to do, but doesn’t always do it.

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

You get off your plane, and your connecting flight is about six steps away. Hartinher breaks up with Min. Sep 12, Agatha Donkar rated it liked it Shelves: He needed to do some groveling for my liking. But does the main character form his own opinions about anything after that? I might check out the sequel if I’m bored.

Geography Club

Not a bad read, but there’s better coming out YA fiction out there. Feb 11, Dana rated it it was amazing. I loved it and I think I’ve found my new series to obsess over. It was campy but fun and had heart; nothing groundbreaking.

Lists with This Book. The main character of this YA title is a decent, likable fellow, but he’s quite humanly flawed; which is perhaps what makes him as appealing as he coub.