Geography Club

Geography Club

Book - 2003
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A group of gay and lesbian teenagers finds mutual support when they form the "Geography Club" at their high school.
Publisher: New York : HarperTempest, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060012229
0060012226
9780060012212
0060012218
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 226 p. ; 19 cm

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missreadingrobyn
Nov 26, 2016

Geography Club was a quick and easy read that manages to tackle the very complex landscape of being closeted in high school. The book also touches upon the feeling of being trapped in this social environment of fear that high school creates. It is an interesting concept, but the writing and some of the characterization was a let down.

raven is the best (not)

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donaldLoiselle
Sep 15, 2015

One of the best gay novels that I have read in years.

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david_culwell
Jun 18, 2015

I absolutely loved this book! It has a universal theme of being an outcast and finding support in the face of adversity. It was a great read, because I could relate to the main character in more ways than just being an outcast. If you are looking for a novel that will keep you on your toes, and is very different than the movie adaptation, then this is the book for you!

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Squirt_tastic
Oct 11, 2014

Great book for older teenagers in the glbtq community. Personally I loved it and found myself rooting for Russell to make the right choices even if they weren't the easy ones. Tackles bullying, coming out, GSA's, etc. Coming of age tale.

AlainNYC Oct 01, 2013

Pretty good book that all questioning teens should read. Anyone who thinks the subject matter is inappropriate for teenagers is ignoring the reality of all teenagers. They're not as ignorant or unable to discern right from wrong as you think they are. Actually, this can be an eye opener for anyone.

The only negative comment I have about the book is that parts of the story line are rather unrealistic; e.g. Gunnar's change of attitude at the end of the book.

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sunflowerrr
Jun 09, 2013

I thought this was a pretty good book about the struggles of being gay in high school and coming out. I don't remember reading anything that was explicit. I don't know what all these bad reviews are about!

Mee2 Sep 29, 2012

(If kids are so savvy, so good at discerning right from wrong, why doesn't the law allow them to buy cigarettes, or pornographic magazines? Since they are so smart, should these kinds of laws, created to PROTECT THEM, be abolished?) What parent wouldn't want his kid to read quality literature that goes like this: "I would f*ck him if he wanted." "[...] f*ck, McCready thought, probably even m*sturbated to [...]" "The f*ck factor," he said. "Sex." "Apparently Kimberly was going to have sex with Gunner, someone she didn't even like. [...] she was going to have sex with him there on the couch right in front of Trish and me."

DebAK Sep 29, 2012

Yes, very poorly written and adult themes. Nothing to commend this book to kids. (People who couldn't find anything "explicit" probably are too young to understand, therefore shouldn't even be reading this book in the first place.)

ecrl Sep 29, 2012

Very poorly written book with subjects not suitable to the young. This book should be placed in the adult area of libraries.

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Mee2 Jul 05, 2012

"Apparently Kimberly was going to have sex with Gunner, someone she didn't even like. [...] she was going to have sex with him there on the couch right in front of Trish and me."

Mee2 Jul 05, 2012

"You had sex with guys?" "Maybe."

Mee2 Jul 05, 2012

"The f*ck factor," he said. "Sex."

Mee2 Jul 05, 2012

"[...] f*ck, McCready thought, probably even m*sturbated to [...]"

Mee2 Jul 05, 2012

"I would f*ck him if he wanted."

EuSei Jul 05, 2012

“Russel: You look at pictures of naked guys on the Internet? Kevin: Sometimes.”

EuSei Jul 05, 2012

“I liked guys. Seeing them naked, I mean […].”

EuSei Jul 05, 2012

"You are such a d*ck!"

EuSei Jul 05, 2012

“You son of a b*tch!”

EuSei Jul 05, 2012

“Kimberly had brought a flask into the theater and had been slipping rum into her coke […]”

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susienor Feb 09, 2016

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david_culwell
Jun 18, 2015

david_culwell thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

DebAK Sep 29, 2012

DebAK thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

oquequefoi Sep 29, 2012

oquequefoi thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

ecrl Sep 26, 2012

ecrl thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Mee2 Jul 05, 2012

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technojoy
Oct 04, 2011

technojoy thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

EuSei Sep 04, 2011

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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mariednguyen
Sep 23, 2013

Other: Release date November 15, 2013 (USA)

EuSei Jul 05, 2012

Other: Book has adult themes therefore not for the consumption of minor children.

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