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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.
In the early 1990s, gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative upbringing and her family decides she needs to change her ways by sending her to a gay conversion therapy center. The plot contains profanity, sexual references, and violence.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062020574
Call Number: TEEN F DANF
Characteristics: 470 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Mis-education of Cameron Post


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Cameron Post's parents die in a car accident, never knowing that she's lesbian. She's sent to a religious camp after her grandparents find out and faces the cost of denying her true identity.

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Apr 26, 2021

This was one of the first books I ever read with LGBT+ representation. I try and reread it every once in a while, just because of the impact it had on me as a younger person. The reader follows a girl who is unexpectedly and tragically orphaned, and her journey of coming into her sexuality. There’s a definite trigger warning for suicide and conversion therapy, so it’s good to know that before going in. There’s also a movie adaptation that is pretty good, but read the book first! It really has an impact on the reader, and you’ll be thinking about it for a while after you put it down.

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.

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

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.

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