Your Next Read: Educated

Your Next Read by Stefani, your Adult Services Librarian!

Educated by Tara Westover

Difficult to read. Hard to put down. An insightful and moving memoir.

While I give this book high praise, you may have a difficult time reading parts of the book. The manipulation and abuse both mentally and physically will prove to be a tough read, but how she writes her experiences or what she believes to be her ‘true memories’ are done well enough to make you want to continue past those dark memories. We are taken along on her journey to get an education and her realization that maybe the life she once lived wasn’t the only way to live.

Without giving too much away, because I do believe that you should read it even if memoirs are not your thing, Tara came from a family of survivalists in the mountains of Idaho. She was seventeen when she first stepped into a classroom. After tough experiences, she begins a quest for knowledge. That quest transformed her and she would constantly wonder if she was making the right decision and if she would be able to return home.


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