The Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily M. DanforthThe Miseducation Of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post

byEmily M. Danforth

Paperback | May 28, 2013

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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.

Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to: that she's gay.

Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. There she falls in love with her best friend, a beautiful cowgirl.

When she’s eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God’s Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to “cure” her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.

Don't miss this raw and powerful own voices debut, the basis for the award-winning film starring Chloë Grace Moretz.

emily m. danforth was born and raised in Miles City, Montana. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She lives with her wife in Providence, where she teaches creative writing and literature courses at Rhode Island College and is coeditor of The Cup...
Title:The Miseducation Of Cameron PostFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.08 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062020579

ISBN - 13:9780062020574


Rated 4 out of 5 by from More excited for the movie than I am about the book. I think this is an important book, it deserves its standing as somewhat of a modern lgbt classic. It was definitely a compelling read, and I enjoyed it. However there were times I found it slow and a bit all over the place, as well as thinking that it did not need to be as long as it was. Most accurately this would be a 3.75/5. I think the story is more suited to the structure of an art/indie film, and for that reason I am very very excited for the movie to come out in 2018.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent Read This book is like a souped up RubyFruit Jungle (I do, however, prefer RFJ). The arc is a little wonky and the ending is a bit metaphorical. This book is worth reading but you'll find yourself feeling annoyed from time to time. I tweeted the author that she was killin me and she tweeted back a gif of a woman shrugging. So *shrugs*.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous Novel An essential LGBT+ read with beautiful writing and memorable characters. I read The Miseducation of Cameron Post during my senior year of high school and it remains one of my favourite books of all time. I hope to read more of this author in the future.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Currently Reading I find this book almost impossible to put down at certain points, I first started reading as a way to relax before bed but I could definitely read this until the wee hours of the morning.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't stop thinking about this book! This book and the character of Cameron Post stay with you, even months after you first read the book. She is a wonderfully written character who you can't help but root for, especially since her family situation is less than desirable. It is a truly fantastic novel that will make your stomach churn at some points, but will ultimately leave you with a glimmer of hope. I wish I could put this book in classrooms right across the whole country!!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was perfect. I have been searching for the perfect gay novel. This is it for me!
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story, beautiful writing The agonies of being a teenager are bad enough without losing your parents on the eve of discovering your sexuality. The struggles, triumphs, and betrayals of growing up are dealt with in wonderful language, believable as a teen voice tells it. It ended too agilely for me... I want to know more!
Date published: 2014-08-22

Editorial Reviews

“Danforth’s narrative of a bruised young woman finding her feet in a complicated world is a tremendous achievement: strikingly unsentimental, and full of characters who feel entirely rounded and real. A story of love, desire, pain, loss—and, above all, of survival. An inspiring read.”