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February 1, 2019
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March 1, 2019

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MC
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly gripping and expertly told, Tara Westover's memoir of living in rural Idaho had me reading at break-neck speed. The way Westover organizes her chapters makes the book nearly impossible to put down. One chapter opens with scenes from a car wreck in which her mother, never hospitalized, suffers a traumatic brain injury. The rest of the chapter is spent revealing the fateful events leading up to the car crash.

Westover spends her youth barely surviving all kinds of scrapes and accidents w
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Amanda Reiter
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow wow wow. This book was incredible. To see her way of thinking shifting as she learns to trust herself, trust her own mind as opposed to her father, her brother, is incredible. The absolute gas lighting and just mental illness displayed by the family is immeasurable. I hope she continues to take care of herself and is a source of support for her nieces and nephews if they ever need help out.
Andria
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every time I power through another tepid memoir, seemingly my generation's preferred form of self expression, I ask myself why I keep bothering. This is why. A thoughtful meditation on family, on surviving many types of abuse, and on what we owe to ourselves.
Jenn23
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, such a heartbreaking story. Felt like I knew the author by the end. For her only book it was so well written.
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