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
Finalmente tivemos o conflito do Russel lidando com os pais a respeito da sua sexualidade e mais uma vez eu tivesse certeza de que O RUSSEL SOU EU. Se eu fosse mais magro e mais gracinha.
Mas essa coisa de contar a mesma história com dois pontos de vista poderia ter sido melhor ex ...more
I'm kinda disappointed with the third book. I had noticed that an audiobook had in addition to Josh Hurley, a new, female narrator. But I didn't know that Vanessa Johansson would tell me THE SAME STORY, but from Min's POV.
I am not a big fan of female narrating and even less a fan of reading or listening the same story from different points of view. Especially, when the story itself, comparing to the previous books, is less entertaining and too melodramatic for my taste.
But I like Russ ...more
SO BEAUTIFUL! I really do understand Min...about bisexual! That people do not understand why girl or boy are bisexual, not gay or lesbian. I know that everyone said that bisexual is more like confuse but you do like girl or guy..just both than one. Yeah, I hear you, Min!
Whew...Kevin is biggest idiot...I am so glad that Russ decided to pick right choice to stay in relationship :D I really like Russ and Otto!
Parents ugh.. >,>
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
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
Russel and Min's tales are more like two overlapping circles on a Venn diagram than a direct one-to-one parallel, but still ...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
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.
Another great installment to the Russel Middlebrook series. Picking up not long after Order of the Poison Oak, we see Russel, Min, and Gunnar volunteering to be extras on the set of Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies (I still don't know what a brain zombie is). Who else should show up but Kevin Land, hunky baseball jock and Russel's ex. As if Russel didn't need anymore confusion in his head, he's also navigating a long distance relationship with his boyfriend ...more
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
This story explores a mix of themes and emotions f ...more
In this installment we have Russel being torn between maintaining a long distance relationship with a guy that's perfect for him or a local jock that's already broken his heart once but claims to have reformed.
Unlike the earlier two books this one is told from two different perspectives. We have the story as seen from Russel's POV and as seen from Min, his bisexual best ...more
It's almost as if - it's so obvious - that the audience really likes Russell and are just hating on Min b/c it's from a strong female POV. Which was so fucking good!
To tell you the truth, I really wasn't interested in the second half b/c of Russell's POV about his Chinese-American-Bisexual best friend but I was really just SO SICK of the ...more
Second half: 3.5
I think Russel's half of this is the best book of the series so far. There's some really great stuff in here. I wish I'd had this to read in high school. Great use of Min and Gunnar and Otto and even Kevin. Oh, and we finally hear from Kevin's parents, which I appreciated; it felt strange that we didn't hear anything about them in the first book. But once they were introduced, that all makes sense.
I really liked getting to hear from Min. Her voice was definitely dis ...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
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
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
For the last twenty years, I have made my living writing just about everything that involves words.
My latest project is a trilogy of "new adult" novels called Russel Middlebrook: The Futon Years. They're about a gay guy in his twenties, Russel Middlebrook, trying to make sense out of love and life.
The books in Russel Middlebrook: The Futon Years are:
* The ...more