Waiting on Wednesday: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:
When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief she’ll never have to tell them that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.
But that relief soon turns to heartbreak, as Cam is forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth. She knows that from this point on, her life will forever be different. Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and not making waves, and Cam becomes an expert at this—especially at avoiding any questions about her sexuality.
Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. To Cam’s surprise, she and Coley become best friends—while Cam secretly dreams of something more. Just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, her secret is exposed. 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 a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.
Oh my goodness, doesn’t that sound fantastic? I love novels that involve controversial topics such as this. It’s certainly a unique story that stands apart from the other upcoming YA releases for this year. Let me know if you plan to pick up this title by leaving a comment below!
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Posted on January 18, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged Car Accident, Coming of Age, Coming Soon, Contemporary, Emily M Danforth, Gay, Lesbian, Montana, Sexuality, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Waiting on Wednesday, YA. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.