The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Story of young Montana lesbian is best for mature teens.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 13+

Disappointing Review by Common Sense- Powerful and Thought Provoking Book

Honestly, I'm very disappointed you Common Sense. Throughout my years of parenting, I have relied on your expert reviews to guide my kids' media consumption. But, this review was inaccurate. You rated twilight, a vey sexual mess that has the main love interest be an abuser as 13+. 13 reasons why, a book where a girl is graphically raped and commits graphic suicide as 14+. And Riverdale, a dark show where there is sex pretty much in every episode as 14+. I would much rather let my teens read this book than any of the above mentioned. Take it from me, a gen X christian mom, this book is good for teens to read. I was introduced to this book when my daughter, 15, wanted to read it. I was put off by the high age rating and the fact that the main character was gay. However after having many conversations with my daughter, I succumbed and bought a copy for myself to read first. The sexual content was nowhere near "explicit" with two or three short sentences at best. The rest focuses on her emotions, which I feel is important for teens to read about and understand. Teens in this book are not "encouraged to experiment" and there is a very strong message of staying true to yourself. This book is a very powerful statement that I feel is very important for teens (both gay and straight) to read today. All the characters are very real and multidimensional and the emotions are very raw and believable.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
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age 13+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

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