Cameron Post’s life in rural Montana is upturned when her parents are killed in a car crash. She is sent to live with her very religious Christian aunt and grandmother, who send her to a conversion camp after finding out about Cameron’s relationship with new girl Coley. Beautiful writing and full characters and emotions follow Cameron and her fellow ‘disciples’ as they fight to stay themselves.
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 soon 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 (as her grandmother might say), 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 exactly sure who that is.
Genre: Contemporary/Historical Fiction (1990s)
Cis girls: Cam, Coley
Lesbian/Queer: Cam, Coley
Not explicitly addressed. Presumed to be homoromantic
White: Cam, Coley
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