- Taschenbuch: 480 Seiten
- Verlag: Balzer + Bray; Auflage: Reprint (28. Mai 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0062020579
- ISBN-13: 978-0062020574
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 2,7 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.284 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. Mai 2013
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“Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))
“[An] ambitious literary novel, a multidimensional coming-of-age.” (Booklist (starred review))
“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))
“This finely crafted, sophisticated coming-of-age debut novel is multilayered, finessing such issues as loss, first love, and friendship. An excellent read for both teens and adults.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“Cameron is a memorable heroine with an unforgettable and important story to tell, and she does so with wit, emotion, and depth. (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“If Holden Caulfield had been a gay girl from Montana, this is the story he might have told—it’s funny, heartbreaking, and beautifully rendered. Emily Danforth remembers exactly what it’s like to be a teenager, and she has written a new classic.” (Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of PREP and AMERICAN WIFE)
“A beautifully told story that is at once engaging and thoughtful. THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST is an important book—one that can change lives. ” (Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning author of AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER and HUSH)
“This novel is a joy—one of the best and most honest portraits of a young lesbian I’ve read in years. Cameron Post is a bright, brash, funny main character who leaps off the page and into your heart! This is a story that keeps you reading way into the night—an absorbing, suspenseful, and important book.” (Nancy Garden, author of ANNIE ON MY MIND)
“Danforth’s narrative of a bruised young woman finding her feet in a complicated world is a tremendous achievement: strikingly unsentimental, and full of characters who feel entirely rounded and real. A story of love, desire, pain, loss—and, above all, of survival. An inspiring read.” (Sarah Waters, author of THE LITTLE STRANGER)
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 Taylor 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 a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Die Geschichte, die aus der Perspektive der heranwachsenden Protagonistin Cameron Post erzählt wird, ist kreativ und intelligent aufgebaut und alle Wendungen und Höhepunkte sind gut in den Handlungsrahmen eingebettet. Das Innenleben der Protagonistin wird bewegend und schlüssig dargestellt und verleiht dem Buch das gewisse Etwas. Trotz der coming-of-age/Homosexualität-Thematik fehlt es auch an Humor kein Stückchen.
Daher: uneingeschränkte Lektüreempfehlung meinerseits! Enjoy!
Die Beschreibungen der Born-Again-Christians ist zwar extrem beklemmend, aber auch nicht so ausschließlich schwarz-weiß dargestellt, wie ich es anderswo schon gelesen habe und in diesen Fällen immer unrealistisch fand.
Inhaltlich sowohl sprachlich absolut überzeugend - ich habe das Gefühl, Cameron sei wirklich eine Person, die es gibt und die ich kenne - und auch ihre Freunde, obwohl sie Camerons Leben zum Teil sehr drastisch und vermeintlich negativ beeinflussen, sind durchaus tiefschichtig erfasst und haben sicher ihre eigene, erzählenswerte Geschichte, auch wenn es hier nicht primär um sie geht. Man möchte sie manchmal hassen oder zumindest verurteilen, für das, was sie tun, aber es gelingt nicht ganz, weil man weiß, auch da steckt etwas dahinter, auch ihre Leben sind noch nicht abgeschlossen, unveränderbar....
Gäbe es eine Fortsetzung, ich würde sie sofort bestellen - aber auch so ist es ein Buch, das ich sicher nicht nur einmal lesen werde.
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From the booklist review, anyone reading this should know at least the major plot points, but I apologize in advance if this review contains any spoilers.
The book starts off with a punch to the gut, and immediately drags you into the rich and compelling story of Cameron Post. The night Cam kisses her best friend for the first time, her parents are killed in an accident. Understandably, Cam links those two events in her mind and is wracked with guilt and shame over her attraction to other girls, and tries to suppress it, but she can't. When she and her best friend fall in love, they are able to keep their relationship a secret until being discovered by the best friend's brother. Cam's Aunt Ruth then ships her off to a religious conversion camp to "pray away the gay".
Cam's story is one of love, loss, confusion, religion, and healing, all bundled together. Danforth has a compelling way of weaving words that draws you in and creates an impact on the reader. The realities of growing up LGBT in a strict religious family are well fleshed out in the novel, through Cam's relationship with Aunt Ruth and the leaders and counselors at the conversion camp Promise, as well as in Cam's own internal struggle between what her fundamentalist religious community tells her and what she knows to be true.
"The Miseducation of Cameron Post" was the sort of young adult fiction that makes you almost nostalgic for those tumultuous years of trial and error. This book, however, highlights a part of the teen experience that is often not spoken of and usually denied a platform. This book focuses on the additional challenges that our teen friends in the LGBTQ community can be faced with, and by doing so highlights the importance in recognizing these experiences as valid.
Cameron, the main character, is someone you can identify with in many different ways. Her sometimes bad attitude towards her aunt, her crazy, stupid love for a beautiful friend, her love of movies and how they helped her escape, the excitement of sharing a passionate kiss...there's at least one thing that will remind you of your former self. I loved how real she felt. Cameron wasn't perfect, she wasn't necessarily confident, she wasn't the prettiest. She was what many of us feel we were during those years. It is hard to truly capture what it feels like being that age, mainly because with time all those life-shattering problems we had no longer seem important, rather benign if anything. But it's only because we have gained perspective and experience. It is important to keep in mind that at that time the seemingly minor problems we faced were very real, because usually it was the worst thing that had happened to you at that point. It is easy to dismiss the woes of teenagers because we know that their problems are trivial in the grand scheme of things. However, that doesn't change that for them it isn't trivial. We are limited by the experiences we have had, so you cannot discredit their experiences just because they still have, hopefully, a lot of living left to do.
The most striking part of Cameron's story is when she is sent to a school that specializes in conversion therapy. Highlighting this very real reality helps give the reader perspective on what it must feel like when your family and friends turn against you because of who you happen to be attracted to. Not everyone has this experience of being sent to conversion therapy, but it exemplifies the experiences that many LGBTQ teenagers face with gaining acceptance from their communities, society in general and with themselves.
Overall an amazing read, and I loved that the story ended where it began.
Camerons journey to acceptance felt real.
She lived during a darker time where LGBT people were viewed as devient and the church still plays a big part in that viewpoint in some areas - not just in small towns in the back end of No Where.
It's now 2015 - We are free of alot of the hatred that had been directed to people 20 years ago but progress is being made slowly. I have started coming out to my family since February.
Finally, This is the first book I have read in which a character has Neurofibromatosis, I also have this condition and have undergone numerous painful operations since I was 12...in fact, I read this book as I was recovering in hospital from my most recent surgery where surgeons removed large fibromas from my face...The bad part is although she has NF she is also a raging homophob....I hope no one thinks that all NF sufferers are Homophobic!!