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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Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. We could call it Geography Club! It hattinger the significanse of a great or at least willing support group.

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hartjnger These kids have problems and aren’t yet comfo YA. He confesses that he is gay to a friend, who states that he already had knowlege of this because of the fact that he liked Disney musicals.

He’s a straight, carefree frat boy player, just like any good son of a conservative state senator. After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: But here we are getting shit for being different. Average in one way—he’s the only gay kid in school.

Not a bad read, but there’s better coming ou This one was a little thing, and a little preachy — I suppose that I should season all my YA reviews with “I am not the target audience”, but for this one and for its sequel even more than most of my YA reviews. Gay rights are an important subject to me and although I have no problems with books or media on the subject, I also had no real desire to seek it out.


Not a bad read, but there’s better coming out YA fiction out there. heography

If winning Tim’s heart was an impossible quest, keeping it would prove even harder as family, society, and emotion threaten to tear them apart. I wanted the story to delve deeper into the budding romance of these two but it only went so far. Michael is also a writer, the author of two terrific gay westerns, Frontiers, and its sequel, Firelands. I have to say, though, it helped me to remember how very painful the teenage years can be, for those gay and straight.

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Tales From Foster High By: May 20, Ellen rated it really liked it. Can’t wait to read more books by this author. It touched me when Brian forgave Russel for what He regretfully and shamefully did to him.

When they bond over their mutual damage during a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks maybe brrnt life has changed for good. View all 7 comments. I came to read a book about a gay couple and what I got was a message about friendship.




The novel follows a group of high school students who feel like outsiders, some because of their sexual orientations.

Mar 24, Kiki rated it it was ok. Just stop leading her on. View all 15 comments. The narrative Russel Middlebrook is the first-person narrator is fairly simple, in comparison After a number of grown-up books leading to a slight degree of melancholy, almost depression, I decided I needed a gay teen in my life. Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. Feb 11, Dana rated it it was amazing.

For me, Russel made the right decision in the end. I wish Min really did exist so that I could give her a hug. It reminded me of some of the TV shows I used to watch in my younger years The teenagers all play on different stereotypes from the male jock to the lesbian field hockey player, the nerdy ones, and the outsiders.

After school one night, he logs into a gay chat room, where he meets another guy from his school.

I think Russel, being the one telling the story has a way of getting sympathy.