The Order of the Poison Oak by Brent Hartinger

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Summer camp is different from high school. Something about spending the night.

Things happen.

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.


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Brent Hartinger has been a full-time author for many years, writing novels, plays, and screenplays. He lives in Washington State. Among his books are "Geography Club" and its sequel, "The Order of the Poison Oak", as well as "The Last Chance Texaco" and "Split Screen". Like Dave and his friends, as a teenager he resisted getting a job for as long as possible but finally was forced by his parents to go to work as a lifeguard at age sixteen. He still smells like coconut sunblock.
Published March 15, 2005 by HarperTeen. 211 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sixteen-year-old Russell and his two best friends, Gunnar and Min, from the Goodkind High School Gay-Straight-Bisexual Alliance sign up to be camp counselors at sleep-away camp.

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Sixteen-year-old Russel Middlebrook is looking forward to getting away from school.

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