The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Relief. Surprisingly, when her parents die in a sudden car crash, Cameron Post experiences relief because now her parents will never know that just a few hours earlier, she was kissing a girl.
However that sense of relief does not last long. Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt, Ruth, and old-fashioned grandmother. The realization that life will now be different quickly sets in. Blending in and sticking to tradition is key to survival in Miles City, Montana.
Beautiful cowgirl Coley Taylor moves to town, and she and Cam develop an intense friendship. This unexpected bond seems to leave room for something more, but as quickly as that starts to develop; religious Auth Ruth takes action to “fix” Cam.
Can Cam deny her true self, even if she isn’t sure who that is?
The Miseducation of Cameron Post contains themes of sexual identity, homosexuality, Christianity, and family dynamics.
Lexile Measure: 1120L
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©2012. Middle school, high school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 470 pages.