The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth

Emily M. Danforth was born and raised in Miles City, Montana. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She lives with her wife in Providence, where she teaches creative writing and literature courses at Rhode Island College and is coeditor of The Cupboard (Literary Pamphlet).

This paperback edition of the William C. Morris finalist, about a gay teen girl coming of age in Montana, and her life in a religious conversion camp to “fix” her sexuality, features art from the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz.

Now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz

Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner for US Drama

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 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, and Cam becomes an expert at both.

Then Coley Talor 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 quite sure who that is.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is now an award-winning major motion picture from FilmRise and Beach starring Chloë Grace Moretz, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for US Drama.

•Chloë Grace Moretz
•Sasha Lane from American Honey
•John Gallagher Jr. from The Newsroom, Short Term 12, and Hush
•Forrest Goodluck
•Jennifer Ehle from BBC America’s Pride & Prejudice
•Co-written, and directed by Desiree Akhavan

Featuring new cover art from the movie, with Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, and Forrest Goodluck.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post not only received rave reviews from the trade publications, but it was picked up by mass media across the country. This book awed, it inspired, and it generated important dialogue amongst readers and critics alike.

•“The story is riveting, beautiful, and full of the kind of detail that brings to life a place (rural Montana), a time (the early 1990s), and a questioning teenage girl.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

•“Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

•“The eastern Montana setting is vividly realized and provides a wonderfully apposite background for the story of Cam’s miseducation and the challenges her stint in the church camp pose to her development as a mature teenager finding friendship and a plausible future.”—ALA Booklist(starred review)

•“This finely crafted, sophisticated coming-of-age debut novel is multilayered, finessing such issues as loss, first love, and friendship.”—SLJ (starred review)

•“The Miseducation of Cameron Post is indeed an important book – especially for teens growing up today in communities that don’t accept them for who they are. But it is also a skillfully and beautifully written story that does what the best books do: It invites us to find ourselves in the lives of others.”—Malinda Lo,

•“For LGBT youth and outsiders everywhere, Cameron’s story will take on epic resonance.”—Entertainment Weekly

•“Danforth has crafted a story that’s likely to be remembered long after readers of any sexual orientation have put it down.”—Los Angeles Times

•“You’ll love it if… you’ve ever struggled to come to terms with a part of yourself that you fear others might not accept. Miseducation is incredibly well-written, and stays light-hearted throughout, even as Cam face serious social prejudices and her own internal dilemmas.”—

•USA Today New Voices pick

The writing in CAMERON POST is incredible; every line is pitch-perfect, the characters are beautifully rendered, and the moody Montana setting is strikingly evocative. This is a special book.

  • Penguin
  • Published 16th August 2018
  • 480 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 29mm
  • 330g


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