Educated is a memoir written by Tara Westover. In this memoir, Westover describes her childhood growing up in a rural town in Idaho with her family. Her parents, Gene (her father) and Faye (her mother), were survivalist Mormons who did not believe in education or modern medicine. They also were extremely anti-government. Throughout the memoir, Westover describes experiences she had with her family, many of these being serious accidents.
Westover describes two specific car accidents. Both of these accidents could have been avoided had Gene, Westover's father, not demanded that the family drive in unsafe conditions.
The first accident occurs in chapter four of the memoir. In this...
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