Review: Educated

by Tara Westover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the few books I've read where all the build up and all the good things I'd heard about it were exactly spot on. An "extreme" coming of age story, with scenes of domestic abuse, cult behavior, and mental health issues, as well as rural poverty and isolation, all experienced by the author as a home schooled young girl. The author finds her way through all of this and goes on to receive a high level education including a doctorate, while losing some parts of her family connection (including with her parents). Highly recommend.