The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Book - 2012
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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, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062020567
0062020560
9780062020574
Characteristics: 470 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Mis-education of Cameron Post

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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.

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.

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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