Hi all, been a while.
I have been away for personal reasons but I am back now, no worries!
Anyway, like I said, here is the trailer for that book I took with me, which as I also said, had been on my shelf for a long while actually but I had never gotten around to reading it!
I have not yet finished reading the book actually. I am currently on page 207 (our of 470) so just about midway but even then, I can tell you that from the trailer, I don’t think that we have reached the part where the movie takes place in the timeline!
The only parts that I know I have read are going to be flashbacks I think. The girl we see Cameron kiss is where I am right now. Their relationship has just started in the book but from the trailer it seems that will all be in the past and the reason why Cameron moves to that reform catholic centre/school, I believe! In the book where I am at Cameron’s guardians still don’t know she is gay. He has yet to come out but some mates know as they caught her making out with yet a different girl.
Speaking of, I now know that the reason why I have not finished it yet is not only because I took Fingersmith with me and that reading it too took away the time for me to finish The Miseducation of Cameron Post. The other reason is that the book drags! Like I said, I am almost half-way and yet it doesn’t feel like the story has begun! All that which has happened so far, for almost half of the book, could easily be a flashback!
She has already gone through three girls and she is not even 16 yet for crying out loud!! First it was her childhood friend and first love and first kiss Irene. Irene changed schools after Cameron’s parents died and she is chasing boys as of the current point in time in the book. I don’t think Irene is in the trailers because she would be quite young were she to be shown with Cameron. The next girl was Lindsey, a girl that came to visit her folks but left again. She was the first to really make out with Cameron and also be thought of as a girlfriend proper. But she was the wild kind and so not heroine partner material so of course she is out there now, on long distance relationship status with Cameron. They have yet to break up but they are seeing other people so…And finally, there is Corey. She is the one we see in the trailers (she is the one that dances with Cameron in the book and fits the description) but there is something about her. You see she has a boyfriend in the book and she is IT in school and she was kind of scared at first with the two getting together and you know this is not going to end well when they are found out. She will probably bail. Not that I blame her.
Corey and Cameron just got together like I said in the book and we are half way. So if the movie takes place after them (hopefully starts with them) then I don’t know at all what the movie is going to be about because I have not reached that part yet! If the movie is taking that part, meaning it is the core of the book, then that is some poor writing right there! Seriously, the book goes through things and characters like they were a plate of a cup to be used and forgotten! I just couldn’t get a grip on it to stay until the end!
I hope the movie actually covers the whole book and that what we saw in the trailer was only picked at random but I doubt it! This seems to be a story about the negative side of being gay like every other goddamn story! A story that hasn’t become yet in the book at the halfway mark, with Cameron kissing and making out with girls like it was 2018 and not the early 90s!
I don’t even know if there is going to be something between Cameron and that girl with dreads that is at the reform school or if she is going to try straight and go for the guy!
Please don’t disappoint…But please come to DVD before then! I know these Indies and their cheekiness!
Anyway, jump over for the trailer and caps…