Summary of Educated – The story of the battle for self-invention. It is a story about maintaining family ties and the pain associated with moving away from home. It captures the essence of what education is and what it provides: the vision to see one’s life through new eyes and the determination to transform it. The first time Tara entered a classroom, she was 17 years old. She was raised by survivalists in the Idaho mountains, where she stocked up on food and weapons in case the world ended. She worked in her father’s junkyard in the winter and cooked herbs for her midwife and healer mother in the summer.Disclaimer: This is a summary of the book, not the original book, and contains opinions about the book.