Monday, January 28, 2019

Review - The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Title: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Author: Emily M. Danforth
Pages: 466
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 3rd August 2017

Blurb from Goodreads:

Loved Call Me By Your Name? Then dive into The Miseducation of Cameron Post, soon to be a major film starring Chloe Grace Moretz - winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance film festival.

The night Cameron Post's parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she'd been kissing a girl.

Now living with her conservative Aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending in becomes second nature to Cameron until she begins an intense friendship with the beautiful Coley Taylor.

Desperate to 'correct' her niece, Cameron's Aunt takes drastic action. 

Now Cameron must battle with the cost of being her true-self even if she's not completely 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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
Thanks to Penguin Random House UK Children's and NetGalley*

 Hours before her parents died, Cameron Post was kissing a girl. She 
can't help but feel relief that they will never know.
Cameron's religious aunt Ruth moves in, meanwhile Cameron grows 
close to the beautiful Coley Taylor. Their relationship becomes 
intense and Cameron struggles to keep her feelings inside.
When Aunt Ruth finds out about Cameron's sexuality, she takes 
decisive action.

My main takeaway from The Miseducation of Cameron Post is that 
it was really slow. Really. Slow. 
There was so much back-story, which in a way was nice, but 
not much happened and it was over 400 pages. I didn't think it 
needed to be that long and it dragged a bit for me.
I liked Cameron as a character. I felt sorry for her losing her parents 
so young and then her aunt reacted badly to Cameron being a lesbian.
Jane and Adam were interesting characters. I liked Cameron's 
interactions with them.
I didn't mind the writing style but I wasn't gripped.
I thought Cameron's sexuality was handled well and it was probably 
my favourite aspect of the book.

Overall this was an enjoyable, but slow read.

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