The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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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 center.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780062101969
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor
Alternative Title: Mis-education of Cameron Post

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CCCL_RobynB Jun 04, 2020

In the beginning of this book, we meet Cameron, a Montana teenager in love with her bestie, until she gets sent to conversion therapy designed to "make" her straight. It's a slow burn and beautifully written.

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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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