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.

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.

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...
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Title:The Miseducation Of Cameron PostFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.08 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062020579

ISBN - 13:9780062020574

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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could have used some polish Overall, the book was pretty good. The plot was definitely the strongest part of it. Unfortunately, the rest could have used some polish. The pacing was slow, and the characters seemed to be superficially fleshed out with very little emotion or depth. Honestly, I kept waiting for Cameron to display any emotion stronger than the stereotypical teenage apathy. The portrayal of the gay conversion camp was a little troubling too. Cameron seemed to make a lot of excuses for the camp leaders, rather than express frustration or anger over the emotional trauma being inflicted on the students. The book ended strong though, with a final scene that packed an emotional punch. I think that redeemed it a bit.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it!! very well written and unique, the story was engaging and the main character super likeable
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal I've been on a LGBT+ book kick lately (#20gayteen!) and this has been one of my favourites so far! The writing style was very unique and incredibly interesting to read! I was hooked to the very end
Date published: 2018-06-05
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

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.”