The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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By (author) Emily M. Danforth

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 33mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 10 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062020579
  • ISBN 13: 9780062020574
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 17,431

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In this provocative literary debut, a gay teen girl coming of age in Montana is sent to a religious conversion camp to 'fix' her sexuality. The book is an unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.

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"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."--Sarah Waters, author of THE LITTLE STRANGER

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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 Taylor 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, ultrareligious 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.The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.