Educated

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An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society 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 violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

“Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue


“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—The New York Times Book Review


Educated - Tara Westover Summary

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy. Formal education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship. A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age. There is a movement for education reform, and in particular for the of evidence-based education...


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Educated - Tara Westover Book Reviews (10,754)

samanthamc85

Could not put it down5 star

I read this is two days and I am not a person who reads things in two days. What an incredible life. I feel thankful to have read about Tara’s life. 55

H.Herrero

Educated5 star

A tribute to the ones that know who they are , where they come from and keep walking forward written in one of the most beautiful styles I ‘ve ever read 55

lil-nina

Amazing5 star

Great book 55

Zamarina

Educated5 star

This was an amazing book. About the realities of family and learning to grow in your own shoes as a person and develop your own belief systems about the world. Tara seems to have overcome so much and because of this it has made her stronger than ever. We have all faced difficult situations about family and I commend Tara for standing tall and continuing to move forward. Great book. 55

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ShanteriaShares

Interesting & amusing read5 star

This book is amazing. It’s highlights the difference between loving your parents (and the life the gave you in your youth) & honoring them from a distance to create the adult life you desire. This can be extremely difficult to do as Tara illustrates in Educated. Unearthing the lies or control of a strict religious background comes at a cost that provides more benefits. I highly recommend this book. 55

sportsfinance

Wonderful insight into homeschool5 star

Loved the insight into a homeschool education, very interesting! And Westover has an incredibly interesting story. 55

nav_pi

Eye opening5 star

There is such a disconnect between different communities in our great nation. There is only the stereotypes we hold onto. This book breaks some of this and makes you route for Tara. She beat the odds and we get to read about her arduous journey. 55

cod4 oh yeah

Powerful5 star

A very powerful story. Had me hooked from start to finish. Some parts are painfully sad and borderline disturbing. This book really makes you think. Loved it. 55

Kentucky family

Amazing story5 star

This story is completely inspiring. Tara is so intelligent and the way she tells her story is beautiful. This book is a must read. 55

tinguaro1221

Educated5 star

Very awakening to see how people convert their faith into a blind obsession which hurts deeply people who love them 55

Scarlett90211

Educated2 star

I was anxious to read this book,honestly I was. I read like what some people’s review said, I was like this is a must read. At the beginning it was great but I lost interest a few pages after the young girl went with her grandmother...if anyone reads this please try the book for yourselves because like I say the book does have high rating and others have praised it but it’s just not one that can get and keep my attention. ✌🏽 25

Beccabf

Intoxicating5 star

Reading Dr. Westover's story I felt I was living it alongside her. I've lived parts of it in reality; the beauty of her prose heightens my understanding of these shared and parallel experiences. Dr. Westover gives a powerful voice to the ambiguity of the human experience, reminding readers that, while reality is subjective, every experience creates meaning and gives shape to our lives. 55

lolapeep

Educated4 star

Really good book. I want to know more about her! Hope she writes another book. 45

Readingbythesea

Educated5 star

Read this in one day. The story is gripping there was so much trauma. I do not know where to start in what I think of Tara’s parents, so I will not waste space, they have already taken up to much space on earth. Tara should be proud of her accomplishment, and her survival. 55

Erickville

10/105 star

Absolutely captivating, I loved this book! 55

mediocre at languages

Thank you for insight into family dynamics5 star

Thank you. You are so right about how the people you love can make you question your own sanity. Or how I have questioned my sanity for my entire life. Thank you for these words. Karen 55

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justinrpadgett

Gripping from the first page5 star

Best book of 2018 55

artofao

Read.4 star

Couldn’t put it down. 45


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