Educated by Tara Westover
Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it.
Reader's Panel Review: Growing up in a survivalist family with no formal education, what this lady didn't suffer! She taught herself to pass exams to gain entry to college and went on to great things within the education system. I'd give this memoir 10 out of 10. A brilliant read.