The West en 'Miseducation': A cowgirl coming-out story for teens <strong> </strong><p>Reading a coming-out novel, for me, can feel like approaching a lit fuse. I know it's going to explode, but I'm not sure when. Many of them follow a formula: character struggles with homosexual desire in a homophobic world; character falls in tormented, transformative love; character is unceremoniously outed. Boom. In the fallout, things usually get a lot worse before they get better. As a formula, especially within young adult fiction, the story isn't new. But sometimes, a book appears that shows why the formula endures. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:58:10 +0000 Malinda Lo 4074 at 'Miseducation': A cowgirl coming-out story for teens