Educated / Tara Westover


Westover, Tara. Auteur

Edité par Random House USA. [S.l.] - 2018

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.

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  • A powerful book 5/5

    Surviving in a Mormon community when you’ve been brainwashed since you were born? Tara Westover did it, and she accounts for it in this well-written memoir. We may however wonder to what extent the story, being mostly based on childhood memories is reliable. Distortions may happen and I found that some information was quite hard to believe. How far can you trust your memory? Regardless, her testimony and her determination to form her own opinion, and in the end distance herself from her community is extremely powerful and praisable.

    par Manon Le 04 mai 2021 à 22:22