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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Danforth, Emily M. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Danforth, Emily M.
Title: The miseducation of Cameron Post
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 470 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Emily M. Danforth
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0062020560
9780062020567
Branch Call Number: y DANFORTH 2012
Subject Headings: Montana Juvenile fiction Orphans Juvenile fiction Gays Juvenile fiction Lesbians Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Orphans
Gays
Lesbians
LCCN: 2011001947
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Cameron hits you like a real person, someone to relate to. This book is so good and I would recommend it to nearly everyone.

Jul 09, 2014
  • 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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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