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Brent Hartinger

Autor(a) de Geography Club

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Associated Works

Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Contribuidor — 625 exemplares
21 Proms (2007) — Contribuidor — 303 exemplares
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuidor — 262 exemplares


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Stupid internet. I am not writing this review again. It's well-executed; definitely the best 'gay teen' book I've read. Not genius, but you can't have everything. Cliches are used, but not with an overly heavy hand. I cared a surprising amount about the characters and wanted to read more---lots more. I still want to know who 'patient zero' was!
caedocyon | 44 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Easily my favorite in this universe so far!
NeoSoulNoona | 3 outras críticas | Oct 3, 2023 |
Geography Club is the story of high school student, Russel Middlebrook and his attempts and desire to keep other students from finding out he’s gay, stop feeling alone, and find someone like him he can talk to. This is told in first person.

This YA story is a fast and easy read. It’s about Russell trying to fit into an acceptable group in high school and not get put into “Outcast Island” as he called it, like Brian Bund. The author did a good job of describing the groups that were “In” and “Out” in high school.

The author wrote Russel as having a self-deprecating sense of humor which came across well. However, Russel came across as a bit too grown up to me, like he was an adult trying to talk like a high school kid. The other thing that seemed off to me was Russell having numerous epiphanies about his behavior and other students over a couple months. I can see maybe a couple insights but there were too many. Russell didn’t come across as an insightful person, not like his friend, Min. The other thing that bothered me about Russel was not so much that the story was in first person, but that Russel consistently broke the fourth wall. Whenever he did, I was thrown out of the story and it was noticeable. I didn’t care for it.

There isn’t much else to say about this story since it's just an average read. I might read the last book in the series to see if Russel ever gets back with Kevin, but unless I can borrow the other books in the series; I don’t think I’ll read them. This is a quick, easy read that does a decent job of showing us readers the worries gay and outcast high school students go through every day. I give Geography Club 3 Stars.

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Penumbra1 | 44 outras críticas | Oct 11, 2022 |
Sequal to the Geography Club. Teens go to work at a summer camp. Will there be romance on the lake?
Lake_Oswego_UCC | 11 outras críticas | Jun 12, 2022 |



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