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Emily M. Danforth
emily m. danforth was born and raised in Miles City, Montana, which just so happens to be the town where the first half of her first novel--The Miseducation of Cameron Post--takes place. emily has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana and a Ph.D in English-Creative Writing from the... show more
emily m. danforth was born and raised in Miles City, Montana, which just so happens to be the town where the first half of her first novel--The Miseducation of Cameron Post--takes place. emily has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana and a Ph.D in English-Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She teaches creative writing and literature courses at Rhode Island College in Providence and is also co-editor of The Cupboard, a quarterly prose chapbook.You might want to visit her here: www.emdanforth.com
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pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 4 years ago
Nuanced, realistic fiction that feels like the best books I discovered as a teen in the 90s - which were books written and marketed to adults. This is much more an adult novel than a YA novel in terms of its scope, although it's about a teen. A lot of that has to do with how it's written in hindsig...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it 5 years ago
I honestly wish more YA LGBTQA novels were written like this, the author did an amazing job at bringing Cameron to life. Danforth shows Cameron exploring her sexuality without completely ignoring the other parts that make her who she is. Cameron spends just as much time dealing with her grief over l...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 7 years ago
DNF at page 77 Beautiful writing. But I kinda lost interest. So I'm DNFing it for now. Maybe I'll come back to it.
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 years ago
"I told myself that I didn’t believe any of that shit, but there it was, repeated to me day after day after day. And when you’re surrounded by a bunch of mostly strangers experiencing the same thing, unable to call home, tethered to routine on ranchland miles away from anybody who might have known y...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 7 years ago
Read for Banned Books Week. The Miseducation of Cameron Post became the center of controversy earlier this year when it was banned by the Cape Henlopen School Board from the 9th grade reading list, after it was placed on the list by a consortium of librarians. Other books on the Blue Hen list incl...
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