The Geography Club
Review by: Dustin Bye
Being an outcast and bullied throughout high school is never something that students take lightly. These outlandish events, from the different cliques to that one person who possess traits that are not acceptable in todayís society, happen as early as first grade. If only people had a chance to experience or to visualize a scenario in which this all takes place and how much it will affect those who are bullied, as well as, those who are the bully. This is the case with a book titled: The Geography Club.
Russell Middlebrook is a student at an ordinary high school. He has come to the realization that he is the only homosexual student within in school borders. However, this is not the case. Within a matter of days, he quickly comes to realize that there are actually many students, even some close friends, which share his secret. As this book progresses, there is a great deal of twists and turns, cliffhangers, and just shocking outcomes.
An exceptional quality that this book possesses is the ability to grab the readerís attention through cliffhangers. After every chapter, the book makes the reader want to read a couple more sentences of the next chapter. By the time that the reader realizes this, two to three chapters have already been finished without intent.