Top positive review
Worthy of my first book review!
Reviewed in Australia on 20 February 2019
I am a private reader. I do not discuss books post reading them but instead internalise the effect they have on me. This in fact is my first book review. So why am I writing this? Educated left me in a way no other book has. I feel eager to share my experience reading it. Not because it was a piece of literary genius, it is not that, in fact many times I could only read a short snippet and then would put the book down again. It’s heavy, at times trying and it’s real.
However, there are several themes within the book that really stuck me. The life changing sacrifices people are willing to make for their families, something I have always been aware of but Tara’s story shares this in a completely uncomprehendile way to what I’ve ever know. Religion and how deep belief can run. How someone with little to no education and such a sheltered view of the world could catch up and then exceed well beyond her peers. Herbal medicine- I told a story from the book countless times to friends, still in awe at what herbal medicine and the incredible power of belief could do.
The book is slow at times and word dense however there was never a moment I doubted that I would finish it, I felt for Tara and desperately wanted to see her succeed throughout her story.
If there was one thing I left this book feeling, it was just that, Educated.