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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But, being decades away from the coming out process, there was really nothing new for me. Kevin starts avoiding him. Kevin isn’t willing to be out and he ends his romance with Russel. It just make me, what is the more appropriate term for giggle for males? 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.

I like this book best than movie because movie is OK! I would have liked more character development – sure we got a good representation of our main character Russel Middlebrook since he is the narrator, but many of the supporting players left a lot to be desired. They decide to meet and end up discovering three more gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers that go to their school and decide they would like to form their own support group. View all 15 comments.


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

View all 3 comments. But then geogfaphy I was cruising the net I saw that they had adapted it into a movie. I can easily recommend Geography Club as a good book to read.

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They’re about a gay guy in his twenties, Russel Middlebrook, trying to make sense out of love and life. I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time but I’ve tried to keep my expectations low.

Geography Club

While surfing the Internet one night, he finds chat rooms for cluh towns and cities, where you can talk to other haryinger who are also gay. I chose Hartinger’s “The Geography Club” purely as a self-indulgent piece of reading, and I was pleasantly surprised with the content.

I would not have read this book if I had not been assigned to read a book on Gay and Lesbian Fiction. Apr 02, Kai rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Bgent Connect email alert.


I had previously seen the film adaption one night on Netflix when a friend and I were haftinger to find something to watch. They decide to meet up, and it turns out that he wasn’t, after all, the only gay teen in a school of over pupils!


Books of the Week. Which I am absolutely reading. Everyone acts as if they are 11 years old, especially Gunnar, who constantly talks about how much he wants a girlfriend.

Should my nonexistant gaydar be going off every time I see a guy with a liking for Disney and a fashion sense? I thought the star athlete was black until someone else, who was black, was introduced, and it was clear that the kid was maybe georaphy The books in Russel Middlebrook: Naturally wanting to be around others that are gay he reaches out to the one other person in a gay chatroom that lives in his town.

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Hartinger’s rbent has a lot of depth to it about realistic things people have to go through every day concerning relationships and friendships, high school, dealing with things that at the time are incredibly difficult but in the end being able to come out of them stronger than before, and accepting one’s self for who they are.

He needed to do some groveling for my liking.

It was campy but fun and had heart; nothing groundbreaking.