‘Educated’ is an astounding story, breathtaking in its revelations.
Tara was a girl raised in a small Idaho farming community. She was home schooled until age ten when she is ordered by her father to help him and her brothers in hard manual work in his junkyard business. There is no television or radio in the house. Her father is paranoid of the ‘Feds’, and believes government agencies, education and the medical profession are all evil.
Despite her father’s resistance she registers herself for school at age 16, not knowing what the World Trade Centre is or the Holocaust.
‘Educated’ is her extraordinary story, her struggle to reconcile her new life with her family life and to finally understand that education is an antidote to ignorance and an avenue to life choices.
A totally arresting, powerful story, conveyed with a quiet, intelligent reserve.