The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, emily m. danforth's The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a powerful and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel in the tradition of the classic Annie on My Mind.
 
Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to--that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. There she falls in love with her best friend, a beautiful cowgirl. When she's eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God's Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to "cure" her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.
 
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was a finalist for the YALSA Morris Award and was named to numerous "best" lists.

Published: New York : Balzer + Bray, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062020574
9780062020567
0062020560
Branch Call Number: YA DAN
Characteristics: 470 p. ;,21 cm.

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DBRL_TEEN Jun 25, 2015

Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to--that she's gay. Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. There she falls in lo... Read More »

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AL_JENNIEB Dec 26, 2016

A beautifully written coming of age story about finding yourself, even when everyone around you tells you you're wrong. Cameron Post is a wonderfully complicated and fully fleshed out character, who you alternately cringe at and root for. Yes, this book tells the story of a lesbian teenager in Montana, but it is a story that many people struggling with their identity may relate to.

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annaisko
Aug 04, 2016

Basically the story of Cameron's sexuality, from experimenting with her childhood best friend to going to conversion camp. There's some angst, but Cameron is low-key bad ass and there's a handful of sweet little gay scenes. It's an easy read, as Emily's writing doesn't get too heavy, and Cameron is realistic and relatable.

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GhostWriter221b
Nov 12, 2015

Cameron Post is my forever favorite character in the entire freaking universe. She glides through the rough, unforgiving story, finding happiness and love in the small glints of sunlight through the shrouded windowpane. Gotta love it, what can I say?

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rebelgrrrl
Oct 07, 2015

there just really isn't enough stars for this book... its great on many levels.

SchroederTribe Jul 11, 2015

I thoroughly appreciated the change of perspective from the traditional ya novel. There are an abundance of YA novels that I find difficult to read because they are so full f teenage angst that they make me feel slightly ill. I've been there but I no longer relate. They are books for teenagera. Then there are books like The Miseducation of Cameron Post. It's just a great story told well. Everyone can relate in one way or another because the author tapped into those things that make us human.

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Sbean1999
Jun 28, 2015

One of the loveliest books I've ever read- made me cry. Highly recommend.

LPL_MollyW May 08, 2015

This book is about: bubble gum — stolen just for the thrill of it; Ferris wheels — and a wild emotional ride; watching 99 cent video rentals — and searching for characters and stories that represent a queer identity; discovering dinosaur bones on a Montana ranch — and how that can change a friendship; altering a Victorian dollhouse with found objects — and constructing a sense of self; summers spent swimming in a Montana lake — and jumping into the unknown; drinking Schnapps (and kissing girls) in an abandoned hospital; Falling in love with a cowgirl — and what happens when people who disapprove find out; and an earthquake that reshapes the landscape — and experiences that reshape people. It's my favorite novel, and I think everyone should read it.

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stfick
May 05, 2015

A Beautifully written, poignant, and striking coming of age story. Everyone should read this!

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drewscow
Mar 22, 2015

It's very hard to give someone a brief summary of the book that fully covers the story. Cameron Post grows up in rural Montana and is a lesbian. That's the set up for the novel, and along Cameron's journey she struggles with this. The book is such a great example of LBGT life as a teenager, as other novels either overstate the hardships that comes with being gay or understate it. This novel was spot on.

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Thehippogirl25
Jan 04, 2015

EXCELLENT book for a report over the need for gay rights in America or like topics. Excellent book even if you just want something to read next. It's lengthy but goes by very quickly and is definitely worth your time.

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