Sunday, November 18, 2012

My Teenage Dream Ended by Farrah Abraham

Ok. Don't roll you eyes ( I, did) but I had to read this book. Why, you ask? For, several reasons. The first being that, I am the result of a teen pregnancy and it shaped my life in ways that I can't fully understand or comprehend. The second being that, many of my friends and family members had children as teens and for the most part family/friends were happy for them ( I don't understand why).
The third but not final reason is that, with all the resources available to prevent pregnancy, it continues to happen at a relatively large scale.

I hoped that, My Teenage Dream could give me some insight into this teen pregnancy, phenomenon.  It didn't but it did help me to understand and have a bit more compassion for, Farrah. Farrah, opens up, emotionally and you can finally get an understanding of, why, she is angry, has such a hard exterior and doesn't let people "in."

Farrah is very open with her sexuality and her sex life, so if it isn't something you are comfortable with, pass on this particular book. She also gives an in depth look into her relationship with, Derek (the father of her child). This is perhaps the best part of the book because it is not covered in the Teen Mom, television series. This personal account is heartfelt.

The books is a short, fast read and if you have a few hours to spare and are interested in, Farrah's background story, give it a try. The writing isn't exceptional, but she is just telling her story --- her life -- not writing an epic tale.

Grade: B

Overview [B&N]

“I got off the phone and I tried to calm down, but my mind was racing.  Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me.  He was my first love, my only true love. We hadn’t spoken in more than two months, but crazily I had still hoped we had a future together—me, him, and our baby, as one happy family.  It’s every teenage girl’s dream, isn’t it?  You meet a boy, you fall in love, and then one day you have a family and grow old together, happily ever after.”
Fans of MTV’s critically acclaimed hit series, Teen Mom, have followed Farrah Abraham’s tumultuous life as a single teen mother.  Her fiery, relentless spirit, and her unwavering commitment to getting the best out of life for herself and her daughter Sophia in spite of all the drama constantly surrounding her have made her a beloved star and media sensation.  Now, in this unflinching, at times heartbreaking, memoir, Farrah reveals the difficult truth about the life that hasn’t been seen on television.

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