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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Danforth, Emily M. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post


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When Cameron Post's parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they'll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl. But that relief doesn't last, and Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone, and Cam becomes an expert at both. Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship, one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to "fix" her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self--even if she's not quite sure who that is. The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.
Authors: Danforth, Emily M.
Title: The miseducation of Cameron Post
Publisher: New York :, Galzer + Bray,, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 470 p. ;,21 cm.
Local Note: 1 4
ISBN: 9780062020574
0062020560
9780062020567
Branch Call Number: YA DAN
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Report This Nov 23, 2013
  • athena14 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I wanted to like Cameron Post (after all, I was a young lesbian once, too), but she is so self-absorbed that I couldn't. That she spends most of her free time (at home and at Promise) stoned or drunk didn't help.

Report This Aug 26, 2013
  • AliReads rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally fantastic! I loved pretty much all the characters, even the ones that frustrated me (Ruth, mostly, but Coley too). Really satisfying read.

It's beautiful, touching, and as soon as I finished it I read it again. It's so real, so true, and the first LGBT book for teens that I connected to. Amazing.

Report This Mar 09, 2013
  • sbw179 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a standout book for this genre. Recently I have of found that YA books read like they are written by an average teenager, rather than being about teenagers. This book was very different: exceptional writing, great plot and well developed characters. The 90's teenage experience was captured perfectly, yet the book is relevant for today's teen. I'm left hoping for a follow up book to find out what becomes of Jane, Adam and Cam.

Report This Feb 22, 2013
  • tegan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book was great. The story is all about Cameron, a small town girl, growing into her sexuality as a lesbian. It is a really great portrayal - from the first kiss, to the first straight-girl crush and beyond. The details of the story are very real. The one thing I would change was the length of the final section, which drags on a bit.

A wonderfully written and excellent portrayal of youth discovery and angst. A must read for any themed read for senior students on sexuality and a terrific insight for all of us. So wonderful to have a honest portrayal of a teenage girl with all the depth, breadth and chaos that so frequently happens. A tender and heart felt description of torn emotion, confusion and certainty all at the same time. At all times a positive depiction of same- sex attraction, experimentation and outcomes with an interesting twist as a small American town responds. Highly recommended.

"The day after Cameron Post kisses a girl for the first time, her parents die in a car crash. After their funeral, Cam is forced to move in with her ultra-religious aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother. It isn't easy growing up gay in a small town like Miles City, Montana, and several years later when Cam's first big love affair (with a girl who attends her family's church) gets exposed, Cam's aunt ships her off to a conversion therapy program to "cure" her of being lesbian. Vividly describing both early-1990s rural Montana and its people, this "sophisticated read for teens and adults alike" (Kirkus Reviews) unfolds Cam's nuanced, character-centered story at an unhurried pace - and fans of emotionally intense, multilayered novels will savor every page." Teen Scene December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=576688

Report This Aug 27, 2012
  • rhymeswithumbrella rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is fantastic with one caveat. I finished it and i wanted the story to continue!

Report This Jul 03, 2012
  • RDPL_Teens rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have not yet completed the novel, but at the halfway mark, I can say that this is one of the most honest, open-hearted , coming-of-age, "LGBTQ"-focused novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Funny, genuine, thought-provoking, sad, all at once...

Report This Jun 15, 2012
  • esterlin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this coming-of-age story about a girl growing up as a teen in the 90s in rural Montana and coming to terms with being a lesbian amidst a conservative backdrop.

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