The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth

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...a unique coming-of-age story, chock-full of descriptive narrative from a character you can’t help but root for.
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Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a powerful and widely acclaimed YA coming-of-age novel in the tradition of the classic Annie on My Mind.
 
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.
 
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was a finalist for the YALSA Morris Award and was named to numerous “best” lists.

 

About emily m. danforth

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emily m. danforth was born and raised in Miles City, MT. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she's worked as the assistant director of the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference. She teaches creative writing and literature courses at Rhode Island College and is coeditor of The Cupboard. This is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.emdanforth.com.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by Balzer + Bray. 485 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction
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Reviewed by Malinda Lo on Feb 07 2012

...it is also a skillfully and beautifully written story that does what the best books do: It shows us ourselves in the lives of others.

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Reviewed by Paige McPhee on Mar 16 2012

...a unique coming-of-age story, chock-full of descriptive narrative from a character you can’t help but root for.

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Reviewed by Paige McPhee on Mar 16 2012

Emily M. Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a unique coming-of-age story, chock-full of descriptive narrative from a character you can’t help but root for.

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