The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

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 soon 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 (as her grandmother might say), 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 exactly 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.

Title:The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062020567
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About Emily M. Danforth

emily m. danforth was born and raised Miles City, Montana--home of the "world famous" Bucking Horse Sale. Her first novel--The Miseducation of Cameron Post--was influenced, in part, by the landscape and cowboy/small town culture of eastern Montana. emily has her MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana and a Ph.D in English-Creative Writing, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently


    The Miseducation of Cameron Post Reviews

  • Wendy Darling

    If you were to lay out a visual storyboard for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, it would be filled with lomographic photography--retro lighting, wide-open vistas, saturated colors, and quirky, someti...

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)

    Re-Read with Sapphic Squad 🦋💖I stand by my original review for this one! It's important and well-written, but also a very difficult read. ---------------4 StarsOverview: “Maybe I still haven'...

  • Emily Crowe

    This was a book that I *wanted* to like far more than I actually did. I'm a bookseller and I was hoping that this might be the contemporary title to hand to girls instead of (or in addition to) My Mos...

  • Thomas

    I sympathized with Cameron Post, the protagonist of this book, quickly. When her parents die in a car accident, Cameron's first thought isn't horror, or denial, or anger. It's relief. Relief that they...

  • *eKa*

    Despite a fictional work, it felt like I was reading a memoir or at least a diary of Danforth using the name Cameron Post. Because it was so REAL and OBVIOUS to me! What with the fact in the author's ...

  • Keertana

    Rating: 4.5 StarsI rarely come across books that I cannot review; that leave me speechless, both in mind and body. Kristin Cashore's Fire is a novel I've re-read numerous times, but I can never - neve...

  • Emily May

    DNF - pg 212The Miseducation of Cameron Post starts by painting a beautiful picture of rural Montana and childhood, but is too long a novel in my opinion. My interest at the start quickly waned as the...

  • Simon

    Sadly really disappointed with this one. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t hate it, just think it could have been so much more with a ruddy good edit. Cameron Post is a young girl who on the day of her ...

  • Alex

    I feel like I've been waiting for this book for forever and it is finally, finally, finally here and it was perfect.(view spoiler)[Cameron Post is a teenager growing up in a small town in Montana in t...

  • April

    NO. My first DNF of the year. I truly did want to like this book. In the beginning I was enjoying it, but for some reason I just started getting bored and felt like the story was dragging....