Educated by Tara Westover
The first time Tara Westover set foot in a classroom she was seventeen and in college. She grew up on a mountainside in rural Idaho, homeschooled by fundamentalist Mormon parents along with her six older siblings. Despite any formal education, she followed in her brother’s footsteps, studying the ACT practice book and learned enough to be accepted to Brigham Young University. But she still knew very little of the world. As she learned for the first time about things like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement, her views changed and expanded. But the more she learned about the world off her mountain, the more she struggled to find her place.
This gripping memoir examines an alternate family lifestyle and the effects it had on the author. Growing up in a family that was anti-government, anti-medication, and always preparing for the apocalypse put her at odds with the rest of the world. Highly recommended for readers in high school and up.
**Book listened to on audio CD.