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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Young Adult - LGBTQ novel

Geography Club (Russel Middlebrook, #1)

Geography Club
By: Brent Hartinger

Genre: YA - LGBTQ
Pages: 226
Published: 2004

Read: April
3.5 out of 5 stars

I believe it is great that authors publish novels about gay teens for the young adults.  Although not factual, per se, they would definitely shed light on what teens feel when discovering they are gay or coming out in high school. Geography Club is no exception. Being written by a gay man, I also believe a lot of the “feelings” that Russel had are probably factual.  Even though the beginning is a little unbelievably, how quickly and easily Russel discovers other gay teens in his high school, the rest of the story is an eye-opening, believable and sometimes funny novel.   The teens start the “Geography Club”, hoping it sounds boring enough that it doesn’t attract other peers.  The events that unfold back this book a quick enjoyable read. This book is on the Banned Book list, which is why I read it in the first place.
Read more about Brent Hartinger at www.brenthartinger.com

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