Am I allowed to say I am pretty sure this will be one of the best memoirs I will read for 2018? I am going to go ahead and say YES!
Educated by Tara Westover sucks you in from the first chapter. Each chapter is written more in the style of a short story, which added to the appeal of the book. Too often memoirs are dry, dull and collect dust on your bedside table (or are hidden in the back of my Kindle library in my case) – I won’t name names and just leave it at that.
Tara Westover literally does not set foot into a classroom until her first day of college. How she managed to get to college is what make her story even the more interesting. Westover grew up the youngest of seven kids in family of Mormon survivalists. Survivalists that are determined to be prepared for the End of the World by collecting weapons, fuel and food. As you can imagine this only leads to some problems. Westover did not get a birth certificate until her 9th birthday or a see a doctor, because her father didn’t believe in them. And worked in her family’s junkyard at an age that was in no way legal or safe.
I read this book in a day and not because it was easy! I literally could not put it down! If have this book start now and if you don’t I would say its a total BUY IT book for your own personal collection.