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The miseducation of Cameron Post / Emily M. Danforth.

By: Danforth, Emily M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, ©2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 470 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062020567; 0062020560; 9780062020574; 0062020579; 9780062884497; 0062884492.Other title: Mis-education of Cameron Post.Subject(s): Lesbians -- Juvenile fiction | Gays -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Sexual reorientation programs -- Juvenile fiction | Lesbians -- Fiction | Gays -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Gays | Lesbians | Orphans | Sexual reorientation programs | Lesbians -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Orphans -- Teen fiction | Montana -- Juvenile fiction | Montana -- Fiction | Montana | Montana -- FictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction. | LGBTQ YA. | Curriculum resource. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Young adult works. | Bildungsromans. | Young adult fiction. | Curriculum resource.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.D2136 | Mi 2012
Contents:
pt. 1. Summer 1989 -- pt. 2. High school 1991-1992 -- pt. 3. God's promise 1992-1993.
Awards: American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013 | William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist, 2013Summary: 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.
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pt. 1. Summer 1989 -- pt. 2. High school 1991-1992 -- pt. 3. God's promise 1992-1993.

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.

Young Adult.

1120 Lexile.

American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013

William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist, 2013

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Gr 10 Up-When 12-year-old Cam learns that her parents have died in a car accident, her first reaction is relief that they will never know that just hours before she was kissing her best friend, Irene. Shortly after the funeral, her conservative aunt moves to Miles City, MN, to help Cam's grandmother with the caregiving, but all the churchgoing and discipline they can marshal throughout Cam's teen years can't prevent her from exploring her sexuality further, finally falling for Coley Taylor, a "straight" girl who wants to experiment. When they eventually get caught, Coley tells all, blaming everything on Cam, and Aunt Ruth sends her niece off to God's Promise, a conversion therapy school and camp. It is here that Cam meets gay teens like herself, and she begins to deal with the guilt and trauma of her adolescence, not through the pious teachings of the camp but through the love of her friends. 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.-Betty S. Evans, Missouri State University, Springfield (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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