by Brent Hartinger
Does your school have a Save the Adverb Support Group? How about an Algebra Team? Geography Club?
No? Would any of you want to join any of these clubs?
Well, that’s the idea. See, Russell has a crush on Kevin, a popular football jock. Admitting that he likes guys doesn’t seem like a smart move, until he finds out that Kevin is gay too. Then he discovers that his best gal pal – his best friend, really - Min, likes girls. It’s this big secret thing they all share so…
They start an after-school club that no-one, no-one would ever want to join, a place where they can hang out without having to pretend. It seems really great until
You knew that “until” was coming, right? Until Russell refuses to go all the way with a girl and she tells everyone that he’s gay. Kevin chooses his football career over Russell’s love and Min, well, she’s got problems too.
It’s a funny, sad, romantic story about best friends, true love, and secrets. Check out Brent Hartlinger’s Geography Club.
Booktalk by Kirsten Edwards, King County Library System
January 15, 2008