Monday, July 30, 2012

Teen Book Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Title: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Author: Emily Danforth
Reviewer: Lauren Batchelder
Rating: 4.6/5 stars

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.  (Source: book summary)

The relief doesn’t last long, though, as Cameron is soon sent to live with her conservative aunt and grandmother. Despite their differences, she is able to keep her secret until Coley Taylor arrives in town. Good looking, spunky, peppy Coley has a perfect boyfriend, but it doesn’t stop Cam from starting to love her. They soon form an intense relationship and when Coley falls in love with Cam, things finally seem right. Then the world comes crashing down on Cam, when her Aunt finds out and sends the poor girl to a school to “fix” her and stop her from being a lesbian. This costs Cam the ability to love and accept herself, while she is still in the process of  trying to figure out who she is on her own terms.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a beautiful book about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life in your own way. I really enjoyed this book, because it was a topic that isn’t really discussed much, and I found it interesting that Danforth had the guts to write about it. This riveting page turner was beautifully told. I loved it and I am sure that you will too! 4.6/5 stars!

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