Educated

Book • 2018 • Drama  

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Does the dog die?
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A German shepherd is murdered.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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amwhite91
The author's brother was heavily abusive to her, and specific episodes and techniques are described in detail throughout. The author's parents' defense of the brother is the reason why she does not communicate with most of her family.
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KoKoCrispy
Incredibly toxic family, and there's quite a bit of emotional violence from the brother towards the main character. There's extreme gaslighting from a large number of the people in the book towards the main character/author.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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I don’t know why people are saying no. There’s a whole section where the author discusses rounding up wild horses to sell to be slaughtered
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Many do throughout
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Are animals abused?
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Discussion of horse breaking
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amwhite91
Multiple throughout
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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amwhite91
The author's grandfather was thrown from a horse because the horse saw a snake and got scared
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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The author describes a situation where her brother restrained her hands and forced her head into a toilet
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amwhite91
The author's brother's abuse of her toes the line of sexual assault, in my view. He calls her names like wench and whore and slut. One instance of abuse involves him holding her arms over her head so that her shirt revealed more of her body. Another involved him tearing clothes off of her in a public space.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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amwhite91
The author during a panic attack, and her father following a near death experience
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Is there cannibalism?
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amwhite91
One brother suffers burns on his leg and survives. Another suffers burns on his face, hands, and other parts of his upper body and also ends up surviving.
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Moomin
But a scary scene where someone nearly gets buried in scrap metal
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Is there amputation?
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Moomin
I think a brief mention of it happening to a minor character
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amwhite91
Shaun suffers multiple traumatic brain injuries: one from falling off a high place, one from fighting, and one from falling off his motorcycle. The last one is the most severe, with the author noting that she could see through to his brain.
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Is there a hanging?
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amwhite91
Teeth are chipped in various accidents throughout. The author needs a root canal at one point because her tooth is rotting and had been doing so for years.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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The author recalls getting her toe broken in one of her brother’s abusive episodes
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Discussion of people losing fingers while working in the scrapyard. The author recalls getting her toe broken in one of her brother’s abusive episodes
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Is someone tortured?
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amwhite91
Severe gaslighting and abuse described as happening to the author and other people
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Moomin
But there are some close moments
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Is there eye mutilation?
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cjn2491
I would argue that the injuries the main character endures are described in gory detail. I ended up skipping over large passages because the descriptions were too detailed for me.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Moomin
Some brief mentions of midwifery going wrong
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Moomin
But there is a description of someone using painkillers “like breathmints”
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Family
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Moomin
But there is a scene where someone wants to remove someone from a toxic family situation, though that would technically be kidnapping, but they don’t go through with the plan
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Does a parent die?
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amwhite91
Grandparents die
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Does someone cheat?
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amwhite91
The author discusses her discomfort with polygamy as practiced in the Mormon faith but never experiences it herself.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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But a scene where someone points out the children dont know how to clean themselves and there is a lot of shame around the lack of hygiene which may be a trigger
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Does someone vomit?
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amwhite91
The author mentions vomiting when attending her brother Shaun's wedding
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Moomin
But if listening on audiobook there are sections where injuries are described in gruesome detail
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
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amwhite91
No but there's a tense scene involving a car crash and downed electrical wires
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The author goes to attempt to donate blood and she can’t because her veins are too small. She also mentions her decision to get vaccinated as an adult but doesn’t describe the experience
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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amwhite91
Multiple
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Dj36
Tara's grandma has cancer, but it is only stated that she has it and not talked about it any further.
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Mental Health
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The author recalls shouting in her sleep
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Does someone self harm?
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Moomin
Throughout the whole book. Mental illness is not portrayed particularly kindly.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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amwhite91
No, but the author's brother tries to bait her into suicide
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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amwhite91
The author frequently discusses feeling trapped in her circumstances
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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amwhite91
No, but the author's brother tries to bait her into suicide
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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The author’s mother is a midwife, and several births, including births with complications, are described in some detail
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Are there abortions?
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Moomin
Her mother is a midwife so there is a lot of this content
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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amwhite91
The author's brother refers to her as Wilbur, in reference to the pig from Charlotte's Web
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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KoKoCrispy
There's antisemitism, and the main character/author brings up the holocaust because she never learns about it.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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KoKoCrispy
One of the brothers says the n-word quite a bit.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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amwhite91
One of the author's brothers has a stutter, and the narrator of the audiobook imitates it while narrating. The author uses terms like "deranged" and "crazy" to describe how she feels after being gaslighted by her brother and other family members
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Are there n-words?
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Moomin
There is a section particularly discussing the use of the word within the characters upbringing
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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Sexism
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Social
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Moomin
But there are some anxiety inducing scenes of poverty and severely struggling to get rent money
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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amwhite91
Very bittersweet. The author functionally lost her family by standing up for herself and her siblings against her brother's abuse. Some family members stood by her but most didn't
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Two fairly severe car accidents occur, both resulting in serious injuries, but no deaths
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Chapter 13 opens with the author describing her experience of 9/11
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Trying2Help
At least one explosion. Injuries but no fatalities
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Is there blood/gore?
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Multiple times throughout
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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