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The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
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really liked it

Things I liked:

-it's a high school story set in Montana in the mid '90s, so as a 1994 HS grad I got to feel nostalgic about that time period

-the description of this small Montana town was vibrant and interesting(not surprising since the book was based on the author's hometown)

-in some ways it is a "What to Expect when You've Realized You are a Lesbian" manual for girls just coming out. Not that it really is a manual. Just that it seems to capture a lot of "first" moments such as falling in love (with the wrong and right people), being rejected, having sex etc. I imagine that if you were a girl from an isolated community without a lot of queer role models that this book would be a really helpful read

-the Christians Who Hate Gays are not portrayed as two dimensional stereotypical baddies. They're depicted as real people who are caring and have their own point of view. A big contrast to the memoir Jesus Land, despite some similarities in the attempt at a religious school to "re-educate" "problem teens".

What made it 4 stars and not 5:

-This is a long book; a bildungsroman for sure. In parts it takes its time to explore the characters and the setting, and I found all of that really enjoyable, but the pace felt overly slow in some parts.
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August 6, 2013 – Started Reading
August 6, 2013 – Shelved
September 6, 2013 – Finished Reading
September 9, 2013 –
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