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Prefer "The Glass Castle" - similar plot line but more diverse stories.
Truly a great read from cover to cover. This book is inspiring to anyone who picks it up. Through all the struggles and pain she went through she kept going on.
Veldig interessant om oppvekst på et svært isolert sted, veldig langt fra hva de fleste kjenner seg igjen i. Den var både fin og trist, og ikke minst veldig godt skrevet!
Spirited writing that leads an incredible tale of a hero. I was surprised at several passages. Which was highly enjoyable.
“My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.” —This quote has stayed with me long after I closed the book.This book produced mixed emotions in me. Disgusted. Angry. Suspicious. Inspired. Motivated. Relieved. I put down the book several times, and told myself that I will never pick it up again, only to go back to it.Tara Westover's memoir is a canvas of blind faith and loyalty, ignor...
Where the Crawdad's Sing #368 pages or 12 hours 12 min. Delia Owens is a Zoologist that wrote this historical fiction mystery book. It's about a young woman named Kya, (coming of age) who's left to raise herself in the marshes of North Carolina when her family abandons her at a young age. Owens are connected to a real-life murder mystery from 1995, when she and her then-husband, Mark Owens, were doing conservation work in Zambia.I spent 6 years of my military childhood living in Southern Georgia...
Must read memoir. Such a strong woman. Beautifully written, shocking account of a life transformed through grit, determination and education. Through surviving extreme circumstances and a life isolated from others by parents who have very strong convictions and a distrust of the government and medical institutions. She gives hope to others to find their voice despite those trying to take it away & control them.
Both books, Where the Crawdads Sing and Educated are excellent books.Both personal journey stories of a young woman. One fiction. One fact!My editor asked me to read both books, as comparables to mine.So we will see?While I see some similarities, I see lots of differences as well.Blessings,Michael Richard
Enthralling and heart rendering, a story that everyone should read, the life of Tara Westover is an inspiration to all who have a difficult family life. Her childhood was filled with the challenges of parents with a mental illness that drove them to concealment of their abuse but also with love and loyalty to ones own. Her life is a mixture of the triumph of determination and the anguish of loss.
Probably as intense of a book as I can stand to read. Abuse, neglect, cruelty and insanity - and a child in the middle of it all. I could not stop reading it, but it is difficult, knowing it's a true tale.
Great read. I enjoyed the authors descriptions.
I “enjoyed” the story. I found the “storytelling” to be less enjoyable.
Fascinating and upsetting all at the same time. I couldn't wait to finish it so that I could be done with it. Glad I read it but its not on my list of books I would want to reread.
I was riveted. It has beeej a long time since I had a book I couldn’t put down. I was engaged the whole time.
I was surprised by the ending. Loved the book. Passed it on to my daughter in law.
This book was very good. Kept my total attention. Ending was surprising. Would highly recommend.
One of my favorites!
One of the best books I have read this year. It stayed with me long after I had finished..
Excellent story, well told. Great descriptive narrative.
One of the best books I've ever read.
Intriguing story... made me realize how our childhood beliefs are solely derived from our family influences. "We only know what we know"
What an incredible book & to know that is a memoir makes me so thankful for my childhood in Mississippi. Family & drama but nothing compared to Tara’s life.
Incredible life story written with such literary skill, deeply honest detail and thoughtfulness.
This was a book that was shocking at every page. It also shocked me that Children's Services were not present. It was a great read, and another book I couldn't put down.
I like very much how she writes!