Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies (Russel Middlebrook #3)
It's a horror-movie extravaganza in this, the second sequel to Brent Hartinger's Geography Club. Two complete books in one recount the stories of best friends Russel and Min who sign up to be extras on the set of a zombie film and learn that there's nothing scarier than high school romance.
In the firs...more
In book 3, we finally get to meet Russel’s parents. And they are kind of awful. Well no, they love their son and all, and perhaps the dad isn’t so bad, but egads, they are every gay...more
Order of the Poison Oak remains my favorite of the series. The rest are the type of stories I would have eaten up when I was in mid-teens and looking for all sorts...more
Don't read this book if you're looking for a zombie book. But if you...more
This story explores a mix of themes and emotions f...more
We return to the highschool in this third "Geography Club" book - but Belinda and Ike are still missing, although Kevin comes back as a major character. We have alternating viewpoints this time around, from both Min and Russel - it is best to start with Russel's as Min's "fills in the gaps" and packs a bit of a punch as some loose ends are resolved. Some of the scenes with Russel's parents come across stilted, but they are a minor setback to an enjoyable story.
Il primo libro, Geography Club, introduce il personaggio di Russel Middlebrook. Sedici anni, esce con Trish ma in realtà è gay e ha una relazione segreta con il quarterback Kevin, il ragazzo più popolare della scuola. Kevin però fa di tutto per non far uscire allo scoperto la verità, fino ad...more
I enjoyed this book just as I enjoyed the first two books in the series some years before. I still find Russell's innocence and genuine openness endearing, but I love Min! Her unselfish qualities and willingness to go above and beyond for her friends makes any reader hope for a Min of their own in their lives. I loved the unique structure of this book with the same story told from two different points of view, but really wish that Mr. Hartinger would have mixed th...more
In the first book, Russel fell in love with Kevin. Head over heels, totally enraptured by him, wanting to be with him forever kind of love. That didn’t work out when Kevin chose popularity over love.
In book two, Russel and his friends went to summer camp. It was there that Russel met Otto and found new love.
This time around, Otto is coming to visit, Russel’s parents ask him a shocking question, and th...more
In ATTACK OF THE SOUL-SUCKING BRAIN ZOMBIES, Russel is forced to choose between the guy right at home that he wants, and the guy 500 miles away that he loves. He's also dealing with his parents, who have found out that he's gay and are none too pleased.
When you flip the book over and start reading BRIDE OF THE SOUL-SUCKING BRAIN ZOMBIES, it's Min's story that will have you rapidly flipping pages. When Min meets Leah, she has to decide if this girl,...more
I loved this book like I have the other two books in the Geography Club series, but I do have one suggestion for those reading it; don't read one story first and read another second. This is one flaw I found with the way the book was pieced together.
I decided to read this start with Russel's side, Chapter 1, and when I finished that chapter I would flip it over and read Min's side, Chapter 1, and so on. If you read them separately, even though the plotlines are different, there will be spoilers...more
The time has come that Russel's parents finally hear what their son has been up to and what the club he attends every week is about. He isn't prepared for their questions but is honest and forthcoming with his answers. He d...more
High school is a trying time and the issues Russel & Co faced in Geography Club are still important. When a young person comes out, it can be a s...more
At first I thought it was boring, even Russel's part. But this is the first book so far that has named the other situations in the other books - Kevin is Kevin again, not "that guy", and Otto is still in, and Em and everyone. The only thing that annoys me is the fact that the Geography Club is no longer relevant or even commented a lot. It is still "that club we founded" and nothing more.
The surprises in Min's part made the book WAY better than...more
For the last twenty years, I have made my living writing just about everything that involves words.
My most famous book is probably my 2003 gay teen novel, Geography Club, which has been adapted into a feature film starring Scott Bakula, Marin Hinkle, Ana Gasteyer, Justin Deeley, and Nikki Blonsky. It was released in selected theaters and on VOD on November...more