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    On the highway below the school bus rolls past without stopping I am only 7 but I understand that it is this fact than any

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    I’ve always prided myself on my ability to teach myself things Whenever I don’t know a lot about something I’ll read a textbook or watch an online course until I doI thought I was pretty good at teaching myself—until I read Tara Westover’s memoir Educated Her ability to learn on her own blows mine right out of the water I was thrill

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    2 stars and I know I am an outlierI have been born with a gene called the doubting Thomas gene It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story

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    Difficult to read Impossible to put down A powerful powerful book that you shouldn’t miss I can’t just leave it at that because Tara Westover’s story deserves than those few words I don’t often read memoirs but when I do I want them to be told by extraordinary people who have a meaningful story to tell and that would be faint praise for this book It sounds odd to say how beautifully written this is because we a

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    Westover is clearly a decent writer but I felt underwhelmed by this book Some things didn't seem to add up Such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together magicked up thousands of dollars yeah yeah scholarships don't cover everything you know and went on to some of the world's most prestigious higher education centres Intelligence is not the main thing reuired to attend Harvard or Camb

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    It's strange how you give the p

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    I had a really tough time reading this bookThe physical and emotional abuse made me want to put it down and forget about it The manip

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    Every second of this book is enthrallingEVERYSINGLESECONDThe tales in here are true The stories are mind blowing

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    5 brilliant stars to Educated 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 I grew up in a home of readers with a teacher mom and a dad who uestioned my effort when I made an A minus on my report card When I began reading Educated I was floored that Tara and her siblings were not in school and they were not homeschooled either How could this

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    New Month New Tier List Click Here to see all the books read in April and where they rankOnwards to the written review “You can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them” she says now “You can miss a person every day and still be glad that they are no longer in your life” Tara Westover lived h

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review ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Tara Westover

Educated

Ciety that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violentThen lacking any formal education Tara began to educate herself She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University where she studied history learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement Her uest for knowledge transformed her taking her over oceans and across continents to Harvard and to Cambridge Only Westover is clearly a decent writer but I felt underwhelmed by this book Some things didn t seem to add up Such as how an uneducated mountain wildgirl clicked her heels together magicked up thousands of dollars yeah yeah scholarships don t cover everything you know and went on to some of the world s most prestigious higher education centres Intelligence is not the main thing reuired to attend Harvard or Cambridge being able to pass exams and perform the system s dance is Someone without formal education should have no idea how to do thatAlso are some people magically cured by herbs and finger clicking here or did I miss some medical intervention along the wayBut I think overall I was just a little disappointed because everyone seemed to find the survivalist aspect so dramatic and awful I ve read a few books about isolated communities that go off the grid and enforce their own laws and I have to say Westover s experience felt pretty tame Her family were survivalists who spent months canning peaches and hunting for scrap but is this really that odd I heard all these promises of wilderness and mountain survivalists but they have a phone and TV I would say this family is eccentric than survivalistWhere the book does succeed is as a portrait of physical and emotional abuse I think this was the most important part of the book and it s been glossed over in favour of people s delight at learning about weirdos running around wild in the mountains I m not judging I came for that too I also found it really interesting and sad when the author suggested that her father s paranoid delusions might have been undiagnosed bipolar disorder It s a uick read with crowd pleasing writing I ll give it that But it s hard to not feel like something is amiss and certain events were probably exaggerated Or alternatively Westover s survivalist family were sitting on a few on the grid dollars that conveniently popped up when euipment needed repairs and people needed to go to college It s also possible that the writing just lacked clarityFacebook Instagram

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Then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far if there was still a way homeEducated is an account of the struggle for self invention It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers Westover has crafted a universal coming of age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found her Every second of this book is enthrallingEVERYSINGLESECONDThe tales in here are true The stories are mind blowing The events are not from a time long ago they happened in the past 20 years You will have to keep reminding yourself of that because the mindset and ideas discussed sound antiuated but they are alive and kicking and that is just crazyOne thing that brought this story close to home is that at the time a lot of the events in this book we re taking place I was living in Yellowstone National Park and freuently travelled to or through Idaho Falls Pocatello Salt Lake City and all points in between This means I could have been mere miles away from the events in this book while they were taking place Again this seems impossible to me and I had to keep reminding myself that this was happening in my neck of the woods And because of this my mind was repeatedly blownI suppose I should mention what might be a trigger warning for some Most of the men and some of the women in this book are described doing crazy and abusive things I swear that every few minutes I had to stop collect my thoughts and say Wow While none of us were there to witness this and the author even says there are many who will deny the events and say that her version of the events are driven by the devil himself they are shocking and will get your mind churning I feel her frustration and so many times I wanted to reach into the pages and tell her It doesn t have to be like thisAlso another trigger warning if you work for OSHA or help maintain OSHA workplace safety standards you are going to probably throw this book across the room or at least slam it in disgust a few timesThis book is amazing and I highly recommend it I am driven to follow this up by hunting down interviews with the author

review ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ò Tara Westover

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother a midwife and healer and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyardHer father forbade hospitals so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse Gashes and concussions even burns from explosions were all treated at home with herbalism The family was so isolated from mainstream so 2 stars and I know I am an outlierI have been born with a gene called the doubting Thomas gene It has made me very leery of trusting and believing a lot of things and unfortunately this gene kicked in big time in this story billed as a memoirWhile I do believe that the things described by Tara Westover might have happened I also have to think that this was a book of childhood memories Sometimes as children we distort the truth and sometimes grown to adulthood we only remember fragments of what happened and when confronted by others realize our memory was somewhat faultyThere are actually uite a few things I just could not wrap my hands around in this story For one being a former teacher and having had the pleasure of teaching many gifted and brilliant students I just could not see what with the uantum lapses in Tara s education how she could possibly have made it into both a fairly prestigious college and then onto the highest level of university in England Learning builds upon itself and being a former math teacher I can say that if one only had the rudimentary knowledge of the four simple math functions that going onto higher level math would be virtually impossible Was it possible that her early education being home schooled was not as lacking as she described it to beThe next issue I had was that of the number of injuries incurred by she and her brothers and her mother just snapping her fingers using essential oils and other agents and then recovery occurred Granted I am not a medical professional but the incidents described in one or two particular cases was life threatening and yet these techniues done by the mother worked I know I still blame it on my doubting Thomas gene I do also have a belief in both holistic and regular medicine being a partnership in the healing processNext up for me was Tara s ability to obtain somehow the finances to attend college and then to travel overseas to England and back Yes I do know that she was awarded scholarships but what about the incidentals travel food not provided in school Did she live like a hermit and never leave the confines of the school she was attending From her writing we know that is not trueLastly if indeed these things were happening where were the people who should have noticed the abuse Where were the friends the church goers the people who did business with the father Would they have not noticed untoward things happening to the Westover children Would not at least one of them have come forward Why are some of them coming forward now to defend this familySo sorry to say I am going against the grain of many of my fellow much respected readers and reviewers and saying that I just could not buy into what was being set forward in this book I am not an advocate for her parents nor do I think that things never did happen Perhaps to me this book just has not explained the circumstances well enough for the doubting Thomas in me to believe Thankful to my Traveling Sisters who read this book along with me We all seemed to share the same ideas on this one and I am glad as always to have my thoughts and feeling able to be expressed to such a wonderful group of avid readers Also thank you to netgalley the author and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book

  • Hardcover
  • 334
  • Educated
  • Tara Westover
  • English
  • 20 March 2018
  • 9780399590504

About the Author: Tara Westover

Tara Westover is an American author living in the UK Born in Idaho to a father opposed to public education she never attended school She spent her days working in her father's junkyard or stewing herbs for her mother a self taught herbalist and midwife She was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom and after that first taste she pursued learning for the next decade She receiv