Tag Archive - Geography Club

WIZ WAR, That Game Min and Russel Play in GEOGRAPHY CLUB? It’s Back in Print!

Readers of Geography Club may be curious about a board game that Russel and Min play in the opening chapters (when Min and Russel come out to each other). It is, in fact, a real game, a terrific one that I’ve spent many hours playing with my friends. But even when I was writing Geography […]

How Does an Author Write Sympathetic Characters?

If you’re an author, how do make and keep your main character sympathetic?You could write a whole book on this very topic – in fact, many have. I confess, I find it a fascinating one, mostly because it was exactly this idea of “likable” protagonists that made me start writing fiction in the first place. […]

Teen Novels: Once Again, a Decade Ahead of Television

I’ve been saying for years that if you want to know what’s going to be on television in five or ten years, look at what’s happening in books today. Like clockwork, we authors always predict exactly where the mass culture is heading. Okay, so maybe we didn’t predict the outrageous, depressing mess that so much […]

GEOGRAPHY CLUB: The Movie is On!

Very exciting! I’m told the movie version of my novel Geography Club is definitely moving forward. The movie rights to the book, which had previously been “optioned,” have officially been “purchased” by the producers, which means it’s a “go.” Unfortunately, I don’t know too much more (and what I do know, I can’t reveal), but […]

Geography Club Discussion Guide

Warning: Contains Plot Spoilers! Geography Club By Brent Hartinger Synopsis Russel Middlebrook is convinced he’s the only gay kid at Robert L. Goodkind High School. Then his online gay-chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school’s baseball team. Soon Russel meets other gay students too. […]