The Miseducation of Cameron Post

By Emily M. Danforth
(Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Paperback, 9780062020574, 470pp.)

Publication Date: May 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description
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.



About the Author

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, 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.




Praise For The Miseducation of Cameron Post

“Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[An] ambitious literary novel, a multidimensional coming-of-age.”
-Booklist (starred review)

“The story is riveting, beautiful, and full of the kind of detail that brings to life a place (rural Montana), a time (the early 1990s), and a questioning teenage girl.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This finely crafted, sophisticated coming-of-age debut novel is multilayered, finessing such issues as loss, first love, and friendship. An excellent read for both teens and adults.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)

“Cameron is a memorable heroine with an unforgettable and important story to tell, and she does so with wit, emotion, and depth.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“If Holden Caulfield had been a gay girl from Montana, this is the story he might have told—it’s funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully rendered. Emily Danforth remembers exactly what it’s like to be a teenager, and she has written a new classic.”
-Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of PREP and AMERICAN WIFE

“A beautifully told story that is at once engaging and thoughtful. THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST is an important book—one that can change lives. ”
-Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning author of AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER and HUSH

“This novel is a joy—one of the best and most honest portraits of a young lesbian I’ve read in years. Cameron Post is a bright, brash, funny main character who leaps off the page and into your heart! This is a story that keeps you reading way into the night—an absorbing, suspenseful, and important book.”
-Nancy Garden, author of ANNIE ON MY MIND

“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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