Free Reading Geography ClubAuthor Brent Hartinger – Albawater.co

I knew that any wrong action, however slight, could reveal my true identityRussel is still going on dates with girls Kevin would do anything to prevent his teammates on the baseball team from finding out Min and Terese tell everyone they re really just good friends But after a while, the truth s too hard to hide at least from each other so they form the Geography Club Nobody else will come Why would they want to Their secret should be safe


10 thoughts on “Geography Club

  1. Wency Wency says:

    It is my second read of this book I cried harder the second time We all lived in a world where being different is bad, ridiculed and not welcome I think it is a bit ironic that people keep telling us to be different, to think different But here we are getting shit for being different And that evensuck in high school where they say has the best memories but it is also where anyone can find themselves in a toughest situation And this book is about getting through that and also about fr It is my second read of this book I cried harder the second time We all lived in a world where being different is bad, ridiculed and not welcome I think it is a bit ironic that people keep telling us to be different, to think different But here we are getting shit for being different And that evensuck in high school where they say has the best memories but it is also where anyone can find themselves in a toughest situation And this book is about getting through that and also about friendship and finding new ones This book kind of amazing for me The writing and the plot will just suck you in and make you relate to the story I think Russel, being the one telling the story has a way of getting sympathy The readers can really connect with him And amazing job for Brent Hartinger.Pretty likable sub characters too Specially Min, Gunnar, and Brian They are well written for me and has good attributes I would also like to talk about Russel and Kevin Really teenage love It just make me, what is theappropriate term for giggle for males smile There was a scene in the book where Kevin kind of said that he like boys who takes risk and Russel want to do that, for Kevin For me that s okay But sometimes when we like someone, we want to be the person they like or want that in the process we started losing ourselves too For me, Russel made the right decision in the end But I am hopeful for the next book This is the kind of book that really makes me want to read YA chokengtitiktitikchokengs This book made me laugh too Here are the lines I love from this bookIf there was no such thing as forgiveness, there wouldn t be any friendships left in the world This from Russel Near the endGo on ahead I ll be okay A scene in the movie I found on tumblr This is kind of cute actually


  2. Kai Kai says:

    Even the ugliest place in the world can be wonderful if you re there with good friends just like the most fabulous destination on earth is pretty boring when you re all alone This was an okay read I ve been wanting to read this for a long time but I ve tried to keep my expectations low I ve read some great LGBTQ books so far and they set the bar pretty high.So the protagonist, Russel, was plain He was not especially interesting or smart or brave or talented There were a few side charactersEven the ugliest place in the world can be wonderful if you re there with good friends just like the most fabulous destination on earth is pretty boring when you re all alone This was an okay read I ve been wanting to read this for a long time but I ve tried to keep my expectations low I ve read some great LGBTQ books so far and they set the bar pretty high.So the protagonist, Russel, was plain He was not especially interesting or smart or brave or talented There were a few side characters that I really liked, especially Min and Brian But the rest was very normal Most of the time some of them actually annoyed me Russel made many stupid decisions, and kept repeating them It was frustrating.If you want to read this book and expect life tips on how it is to be gay, this will definitely let you down It s an easy and fast read but just nothing special.The plot was not that interesting or unusual either All in allGeography Clubwas pretty much average.Findof my books on Instagram


  3. Julio Genao Julio Genao says:

    whatever, i m still allowed to read YA, get off my back, jeez


  4. LenaRibka LenaRibka says:

    Audible I m glad that I ve chosen an audio edition I don t really know, how an author makes a decision, who will narrate his her book, but if Brent Hartinger HAD to make this decision by himself he made the right one My first Josh Hurley as a narrator, and he is a perfect choice for this sweet, funny and enlightening YA novel about friendship, finding yourself, about first love, andcoming out It was better than watching a movie I lived inside the story Very enjoyable 5 hoursAudible I m glad that I ve chosen an audio edition I don t really know, how an author makes a decision, who will narrate his her book, but if Brent Hartinger HAD to make this decision by himself he made the right one My first Josh Hurley as a narrator, and he is a perfect choice for this sweet, funny and enlightening YA novel about friendship, finding yourself, about first love, andcoming out It was better than watching a movie I lived inside the story Very enjoyable 5 hours


  5. Amy Amy says:

    5 STARS I don t read a lot of Young Adult, but something about the description and the book cover intrigued me It reminded me of some of the TV shows I used to watch in my younger years Freaks and Geeks, My So Called Life, etc And I was not disappointed, I love love loved this book Told entirely from Russel Middlebrook s POV, this story is full of humor, wit and important life lessons I can t wait to read the rest of this series


  6. Millard Millard says:

    A good story, the characters has little emotion considering the subject, but I would recommend.


  7. Cory Cory says:

    Nothing spectacular or groundbreaking here It s filled with two dimensional characters and very special lessons But the MC isn t an asshole and it has a decent ending It s better than most YA, which isn t saying much I d recommend this for middle school students, but with all the talk about who s having sex, and who isn t having sex, I don t think they d care I wouldn t have cared And the writing is too juvenile for high schoolers despite the profanity If you re looking for something to b Nothing spectacular or groundbreaking here It s filled with two dimensional characters and very special lessons But the MC isn t an asshole and it has a decent ending It s better than most YA, which isn t saying much I d recommend this for middle school students, but with all the talk about who s having sex, and who isn t having sex, I don t think they d care I wouldn t have cared And the writing is too juvenile for high schoolers despite the profanity If you re looking for something to bump of your book list, this is a quick read I finished it in less than two hours I might check out the sequel if I m bored Two Things I Didn t Like1 The Token Bitch Beard2 Sexist Closeted JocksFavorite Characters Min, Brian, and RusselRating 2.25 stars It s average It kind of reminds me of a Matt Christopher book, but with gay kids Despite that, it s much better than Totally Joe and The Vast Fields of Ordinary


  8. Sean Kennedy Sean Kennedy says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Some reviews accuse this book of being preachy, and although I agree in part I think Geography Club is one of the best stories in the YA GLBT genre the kids swear, do horrible things, aren t perfect, and think about sex Honestly, some books make them so neutered it s hard to take them seriously It is even realistic in the fact that by the end, some have made the painful decision to stay in the closet rather than out themselves and live their lives, be free Life isn t like that for every Some reviews accuse this book of being preachy, and although I agree in part I think Geography Club is one of the best stories in the YA GLBT genre the kids swear, do horrible things, aren t perfect, and think about sex Honestly, some books make them so neutered it s hard to take them seriously It is even realistic in the fact that by the end, some have made the painful decision to stay in the closet rather than out themselves and live their lives, be free Life isn t like that for everybody, but there is enough of a positive message in there that any gay teen will still close the book feeling optimistic I wish books like this had been around when I was in high school


  9. Punk Punk says:

    YA Russel Middlebrook is convinced he s the only gay kid at his high school, but while hanging out online in a gay teen chat room, he discovers there s someone else out there, and soon gay people are popping out all over the place, though not actually out This is a solidly mediocre contestant in the queer young adult genre It s not an overly idealized world where gays and lesbians are accepted without question David Levithan, I m looking at you These kids have problems and aren t yet comfo YA Russel Middlebrook is convinced he s the only gay kid at his high school, but while hanging out online in a gay teen chat room, he discovers there s someone else out there, and soon gay people are popping out all over the place, though not actually out This is a solidly mediocre contestant in the queer young adult genre It s not an overly idealized world where gays and lesbians are accepted without question David Levithan, I m looking at you These kids have problems and aren t yet comfortable with who they are, and they make mistakes because of that There s a lot of lying and betrayal and cruelty, and this is where the book gets heavy handed and preachy, delivering unto us The Moral Of The Story, sometimes several times a page It got so that I was expecting a quiz at the end of each chapter True or False It is wrong to make fun of others for being different I liked the writing The author has a good sense of humor and even though the first person narrator addresses the reader, it doesn t happen too often There s some romance, even some sexual content the gay kid thinks about other boys bodies because he likes that sort of thing I m serious, I ve read gay YA fiction where this doesn t happen So the characters are, for the most part, believable, but the high school itself felt completely false, as cliche as the jocks or the nerds were I was going to give Hartinger another chance, but from what I m reading on , Hartinger s moralizing is a recurring problem, so I think this is it for me and him.Two stars read this book if you like your gay people to stay in the closet, or if you don t understand why it s not OK to make fun of people for being different


  10. Eric Eric says:

    Substantially better than Totally Joe Geography Club follows the life of several teens at a medium large high school who discover that they re not the only gay kids in school Rather than tempting fate and public outing they start a gay kids club under the most unappealing club title they could possibly think of The Geography Club Obviously one thing leads to another, and some people hook up, lie to their friends, fake being straight, do terrible things to other kids to fit in, and rise and f Substantially better than Totally Joe Geography Club follows the life of several teens at a medium large high school who discover that they re not the only gay kids in school Rather than tempting fate and public outing they start a gay kids club under the most unappealing club title they could possibly think of The Geography Club Obviously one thing leads to another, and some people hook up, lie to their friends, fake being straight, do terrible things to other kids to fit in, and rise and fall in popularity.I read this book in three hours, and it was completely engrossing I normally read VERY slowly, but to finish this in not even an entire day says something I really liked this book, and I liked that it didn t end perfectly Friends were made, lost, some regained, some new friends made It s definitely a book that explores the topic in a real way, and isn t derrogatory or condescending.If only I had the guts to do something like this in high school