Synopses & Reviews
Summer camp is different from high school. Something about spending the night.
Geography Club's Russel Middlebrook is back, and he and his friends are off to work as counselors at a summer camp. Brent Hartinger's third novel is the story of Indian legends, skinny-dipping in moonlit coves, and passionate summer romance. It's also the story of Russel's latest club, the Order of the Poison Oak, a secret society dedicated to helping its members see life's hidden beauty and accept its sometimes painful sting.
“Honest, tender, funny, first-person narrative.” ALA Booklist
“ … a nice change from more angst-ridden stories of young gay relationships.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books
“…Hartingers novel will definitely score big with teens hankering for a sequel to Geography Club…” School Library Journal
“This is a funny, touching novel … a book that stays with you long after youve finished it.…” Midwest Book Review
This powerful sequel to "Geography Club" is a humorous, hip, and thoroughly engaging story filled with skinny-dipping, making out, Indian legends, and the mystery of a secret society called The Order of the Poison Oak.
About the Author
Brent Hartinger's outstanding writing for young adults has won him numerous awards and grants, including an SCBWI/Judy Blume Grant for a Contemporary Novel for Young People. His first book, Geography Club
, was a Lambda Literary Award nominee and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. He has also published The Last Chance Texaco
and a sequel to Geography Club
entitled The Order of the Poison Oak
. Brent's other love is writing for the theater, and his plays have been performed across the country.
Brent Hartinger lives in Tacoma, Washington, with his partner, writer Michael Jensen.