Educated

Educated

Juliyanna McCracken, Staff Writer

How would you feel if you did not have the chance to attend school because your parents believed it was forbidden?

The book Educated is a very deep story about a family whose leader was convinced that the government was dangerous. The author describes her live as a survivalist and explains the complications of living life without an education. It isn’t until when Westover studies psychology in college that she then discovers that her father had a mental illness.

Having a mental illness means so much more than just being diagnosed. It means dealing with the effects of depression or anxiety which is hard for a majority of people. The author describes her childhood in an informative tone that allows the reader to view the world differently.

Educated allows the reader to gain a new perspective on life. Everyone has a background that is different and unique in it’s own way. Although, people often forget that our backgrounds do not define who we are. It is our future that matters.