The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Book - 2012 | First ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
Edition: First ed.
Branch Call Number: YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Characteristics: 470 p. ;,22 cm.

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In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy centre.

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 hopele... Read More »

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 hopele... Read More »

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AliReads Aug 26, 2013

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

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VanessaCCL Dec 04, 2012

"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 ... Read More »


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Casiepaws
Apr 16, 2021

Cameron is so real she has become a friend and the ghost of my childhood both--she is class of '95, as am I. I loved being able to live as teen again, to experience Cameron and her life.

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lauren_83
Jan 09, 2021

emily m danforth writes like she writing directly from her soul. the way she masterfully captures the tone of the setting in this book is amazing. she also really captures the teen experience very well and very realistically

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orange_cat_1087
Aug 21, 2019

This book was phenomenal! The way Emily Danforth describes Cameron's thoughts and actions is endearing and ultimately relatable. Definitely worth the read, could not put it down.

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EvelynWeiser
Mar 18, 2018

I'm not sure why, but I got bored with this book about a third of the way through. I loved it in the beginning, finding the internal life of the main character so real and compelling and lovable. And the way she dealt with her burgeoning feelings toward her friend was funny and so well written. But as the book moved on I found the writing less interesting. Not as psychologically astute, I guess, it started to feel more generic.

But reading other peoples' reviews makes me think I missed the boat and should go back and read it again!

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Nyx777
Nov 25, 2017

To this day, this is one of my favorite novels and I read the book years ago. I couldn't put it down. Fantastic book I highly reccommmend.

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njon38
Nov 18, 2017

This YA novel tells the story of a lesbian teenager in rural Montana struggling to find her way after losing her parents. She is sent to a "reeducation" camp by her fundamentalist aunt but finds a way to stay her true self.

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emilyc2017
Sep 12, 2017

I loved the ending.

ArapahoeJennieB 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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twinflower23
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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