The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Danforth, Emily M.

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
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, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062020567
Branch Call Number: FIC D
Characteristics: 470 p. ; 22 cm.


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Mar 22, 2015
  • drewscow rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It's very hard to give someone a brief summary of the book that fully covers the story. Cameron Post grows up in rural Montana and is a lesbian. That's the set up for the novel, and along Cameron's journey she struggles with this. The book is such a great example of LBGT life as a teenager, as other novels either overstate the hardships that comes with being gay or understate it. This novel was spot on.

Jan 04, 2015
  • Thehippogirl25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

EXCELLENT book for a report over the need for gay rights in America or like topics. Excellent book even if you just want something to read next. It's lengthy but goes by very quickly and is definitely worth your time.

Nov 07, 2014

Next book please . could not put it down! i recomend you read it

Jul 16, 2014

Cameron hits you like a real person, someone to relate to. This book is so good and I would recommend it to nearly everyone.

Jul 09, 2014
  • rhymeswithumbrella rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is fantastic with one caveat. I finished it and i wanted the story to continue!

Nov 23, 2013
  • athena14 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I wanted to like Cameron Post (after all, I was a young lesbian once, too), but she is so self-absorbed that I couldn't. That she spends most of her free time (at home and at Promise) stoned or drunk didn't help.

Aug 26, 2013
  • AliReads rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally fantastic! I loved pretty much all the characters, even the ones that frustrated me (Ruth, mostly, but Coley too). Really satisfying read.

Mar 09, 2013
  • sbw179 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a standout book for this genre. Recently I have of found that YA books read like they are written by an average teenager, rather than being about teenagers. This book was very different: exceptional writing, great plot and well developed characters. The 90's teenage experience was captured perfectly, yet the book is relevant for today's teen. I'm left hoping for a follow up book to find out what becomes of Jane, Adam and Cam.

Feb 22, 2013
  • tegan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book was great. The story is all about Cameron, a small town girl, growing into her sexuality as a lesbian. It is a really great portrayal - from the first kiss, to the first straight-girl crush and beyond. The details of the story are very real. The one thing I would change was the length of the final section, which drags on a bit.

Dec 16, 2012

A wonderfully written and excellent portrayal of youth discovery and angst. A must read for any themed read for senior students on sexuality and a terrific insight for all of us. So wonderful to have a honest portrayal of a teenage girl with all the depth, breadth and chaos that so frequently happens. A tender and heart felt description of torn emotion, confusion and certainty all at the same time. At all times a positive depiction of same- sex attraction, experimentation and outcomes with an interesting twist as a small American town responds. Highly recommended.

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Jun 15, 2012
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