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Educated by Tara Westover
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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 while scrapping metal for her father. Her fundamentalist-Mormon family eschews grade school education in favor of a survivalist "education" at home. When Westover finally makes it to college, her painful naiveté is on full display and made me feel deeply grateful for the privilege of having a basic education. Can you imagine being a young adult in a college classroom and having no prior knowledge of segregation, Jim Crow...the Holocaust? This is a must-read.
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May 17, 2018 – Shelved
May 17, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
January 6, 2019 – Started Reading
January 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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