Saturday, March 17, 2007
23. "Geography Club" ~ Brent Hartinger
Russell thinks he's the only gay kid in his high school, so it's a surprise when he goes to an internet chat room for gay teens and sees someone from his relatively small hometown. Lo and behold, he meets up with another gay teen... the hot baseball player.
He tells his best friend. What do you know; she's bisexual. It's a happy little set of coincidences. They decide to create the Geography Club, a way for the five students who are gay/bisexual to talk.
Quick read. Good read, if you allow room for too many circumstances to be realistically portrayed. Excellent for that teen who may think he or she is alone.
3.0 out of 5.0 Flaming Dr. Peppers.
Banned book: It was repeatedly challenged because of them there homophobic folks in y'all places down South. However, it was actually banned in Tacoma, Washington schools because of, get this, "it romanticizes Internet hook-ups." Snicker-snort.