The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

eBook - 2012
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The acclaimed book behind the 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning movie"LGBTQ cinema is out in force at Sundance Film Festival," proclaimed USA Today. "The acerbic coming-of-age movie is adapted from Emily M. Danforth's novel, and stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a lesbian teen who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after she gets caught having sex with her friend on prom night."The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was named to numerous best of the year lists.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 Talor 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, 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.Don't miss this raw and powerful own voices debut, the basis for the award-winning film starring Chloë Grace Moretz.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780062101969
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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peapod416
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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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.

Sbean1999 Jun 28, 2015

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

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