Emily M. Danforth is here today with a character this or that list for her main character, Cameron, courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Thank you for being here today, Emily! You can follow along with the tour here, or by clicking through the banner. Enjoy!
Milk or honey? Milk.
Hot or cold beverages? Cold, cold, cold—the more ice the better. And if it’s crushed ice: sign me up.
Music or solitude? Music. Better yet: movie playing in background.
Country or city? For now: city.
Condo or house? House
Victorian or gothic? As in: style of architecture? As in: my taste in classic literature? As in: romantic notions of history? I have no idea. No answer. Or, better yet: neither. My pick is The Jazz Age.
Jeans or dress pants? Ha: jeans. Jeans, jeans, jeans.
Long or short hair? For me? For others? I don’t know—how about a mid-length bob, not too long, not too short. I have no idea. The less I have to think about my hair the better.
Fantasy or contemporary? Contemporary.
Dragon or centaur? Dragon. Maybe Puff the Magic Dragon.
College or university? For right now: neither.
Fearless or timid? Both, sometimes in equal parts. I am often surprised by which I exhibit, given the circumstance.
Fate or make your own way? I make my own way.
Love or lust? Love.
Peach or kiwi? Neither. Bleh: gross. What happened to cherries? What happened to pears? What happened to apples and wild raspberries and clementines? Well, maybe peach pie, if I have to pick one. But only those peaches if they’re sugared and backed up in a flaky crust. Only then.
Thank you so much for being here today, Cameron, and giving us your preferences!
Thank you also, Emily, for being here today!
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.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.