Saturday, May 18, 2013
Title: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
By: Emily M. Danforth
When Cameron Post’s parents die in a car accident, she’s relieved that they’ll never find out that she had been kissing her best friend Irene. Now her grandmother and Aunt Ruth have come to live with Cameron in her small ranching town of Miles City, Montana. Aunt Ruth is a conservative Christian, so Cameron knows that being gay is wrong in her aunt’s eyes. But she can’t help it if she has feelings for girls. When she becomes too close with another one of her friends, Aunt Ruth finds out and sends Cameron to God’s Promise, a program designed to help her heal her same sex attraction. While at God’s Promise, Cameron realizes it may not be what it seemed at first. She begins to wonder if people are actually being healed, and if there’s truly something wrong with her at all.
In The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth writes as though Cameron is speaking directly to you. It’s written as though a friend is telling you the story; you immediately care about what is happening to Cameron, even though at many points what’s happening isn’t always nice.