A fascinating based on a true story of the journey of Tara Westover who first entered an organized classroom at the age of seventeen. She was forbidden to go to school. Despite her early challenges and lacking any formal education she managed to teach herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. I will leave the rest for you to read. Riveting
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