by Tara Westover
The book is the recollection of the author, growing up in a non-conventional manner, striking out on her own. It touches upon mental illness and fanatical religious beliefs. At its core is family and a need for acceptance, despite the costs. Not an easy read; difficult to process this way of life having no exposure to same. As the reader, I was left questioning the power of family and the absolute need of familial love.