• Hannah Swartz

Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

A book that I would recommend to any high school student is one that I recently read, Educated by Tara Westover. The book discusses Westover’s overcoming her survivalist Mormon family to go to college. Westover's first real form of education would be attending Brigham Young University. The book explores her past and how it continued to play a part throughout her entire education. She struggles to find balance in her radical religious past with the new modern society that she chooses to participate in. Somehow, Westover manages to relate to the average person despite the main character’s eclectic past and experiences. Although the events that spurred her emotions are not so ordinary, the emotions themselves are ones that relate particularly to adolescents. After reading this book, I was left analyzing my own life and the relationships within them. Anyone looking for a thought provoking and overall inspiring story should look no further.

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