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My Teenage Dream Ended

My Teenage Dream Ended

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by Farrah Abraham

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“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


“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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Ellora's Cave Publishing
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Meet the Author

Farrah Abraham was one of the original girls featured in MTV’s 16 & Pregnant, but is most recognized as one of the stars of MTV’s hit show, Teen Mom. She has been featured in Seventeen Magazine and Us Weekly, among many others, and is frequently documented and discussed in online entertainment blogs. She lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This is her first book.

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My Teenage Dream Ended 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 84 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would never in a million years normally read a book like this. With that said, I was genuinely curious about what Farrah's story was from before Sophia's birth. MTV didn't show us too much. We saw the snotty, preppy brat who took advantage of her parents and was down-right unlikeable at times. Reading her book, you started to see things from her perspective. Hind sight is always 20/20, and you see her evolve and mature through her mistakes. It was the only time I've been able to step back as an observer and remember that Farrah was a baby having a baby. I commend her for being so candid, even during the embarrassing moments. And I commend her for having the courage to stay the course.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a different view on her life now after reading this. A heart breaking reminder she was still a child herself and not everything is easy or as it seems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No. Just. No.
M_Marlene More than 1 year ago
I watch Teen Mom and while always found this girl to be the most annoying of the bunch, I was interested in her story before Teen Mom. What I got was a "Woe is me" book detailing every fight she ever had with her baby's daddy, who tragically, died before the show. I'm not giving this away- they did a whole season on Farrah looking for social security benefits for her daughter, including a paternity test. When I saw that this hit the best seller list, I wondered how many people like me felt cheated? It seems like it was a tale told to a ghost writer (that can be forgiven- she's still young) but the tale is just so up and down and Farrah is so spoiled, it just isn't a good read. There are a few interesting details, and you have to forgive her age in what SHE finds interesting, but I now feel she is more spoiled rotten than she appeared on tv. Everything about her screams "I'm spoiled!" and while she does get some attitude from her mother, she should've grown up on her own, or adhered to her mom and dad's rules. This girl appears to be a good mom, so we'll hope she continues that and maybe the opportunities she has now will afford Sophia a better life. Farrah isn't a BAD kid, she's just really spoiled. One wonders where she gets all the money she has on the show- schools and apartments and a boob job...LOL- it really just makes one wonder. My problem with the book is mostly that it doesn't flow as a book should. It's almost as if whoever wrote it-Farrah or a ghostwriter or both- didn't care about continuity or what people would be interested in. There are even mouth-dropping facts that just pop up for shock value, such as Farrah's silent realization when her water broke about how it smelled. This book needed a MUCH better edit, and a much kinder Farrah. Her ability to BLAME is shocking, even after watching her on tv. She's the princess who got knocked-up out of wedlock and got into modeling, etc., which led to the show. Sophia is an amazing child so hearing about HER was interesting. But I was shocked that Farrah's snarky attitude onscreen would carry over to the book. She stands back, she isn't invested in this book, it's just another opportunity to her. Someday I'd like to hear the real story- from an older Farrah with a teen daughter of her own. God Bless Sophia and I sure hope this book makes them a LOT of money. It's not Farrah's fault she had a terrible editor. But they should be ashamed of this book as publishers. It reads as if it's a high school project. I know Farrah will eventually grow up, maybe along with Sophia. Until then she really needs to ACT like a grown up who is dealing with the product of her own actions. She shouldn't be complaining so much- most teen moms don't have all that stuff to fall back on. She's so whiny in this book- it may really have been written by her! Look, I wish her well, but as this IS a memoir, the subject IS Farrah. This book could've gone w/o the details of fights, the N word, and a few other things. I am shocked got by the editor. Too bad someone green-lighted this version- the book could've been MUCH better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hearing Farrah's side of her story has been my goal for a while. I was so confused about what had happend to Derek, I like hearing it all from her, and knowing it was the truth instead of reading it online and gettimg false information. I can't relate to her and Derek's situation, but I can as a teen mom myself, I know the srtuggles she goes through on a daily basis, I know we both chose to have sex before we were ready to be Moms, but we kept our babies and doing the best we can for them the best we know how. So for those of you with the negative comments, how dare you judge her!?!? You have never made a mistake? "Before you point fingers make sure your own hands are clean"-Bob Marley. And as far as the writing goes, she isn't an english mager, grow up people. I'm more than sure this was more like a diery anyways. I am so proud of Farrah and how far she has come. You go girl! Great book, I am THRILLED you decided to write and publish. (: -Raegan C.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this on a long drive. It's the relationship you watched your stupid friend go through in high school. I wanted to hear about the production and filming of 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom and how she felt about her life being on constant showcase, but after Sophia's birth, I skimmed because I had already seen everything happen on Teen Mom! Not very good. Sorry Farrah!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not worth eight dollars. AWFUL GRAMMAR. Farrah portrays herself as an immature child!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i bought the book because im a fan of the show and was curious but i can honestly say i DID NOT like it one bit. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book was terrible because of the use of slang and vulgar unnesscary explanations. I tjink if this book had good editing and an editor it would have been easier to get through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gave me a better insight into why Farrsh is the way she is. I think she handled her loss the wrong way and wrote this book for more attention. I feel bad for sophia because her mother keeps her from Dereks mother, the only connection she has to her father. I compared her attitude in the book amd with her episode on 16 and pregnant and she didnt disclose that her childs father died, she showed no grief as if she truly loved him. Finally, i feel like this book was a sob story to glamorize a relationship that wasnt there. She should have never wrote this book and is disrespectful to derek because she made hm out to be evil. Along with that, where were the editors?
lakraft More than 1 year ago
This book was decent digging into her past and before she got pregnant. While it was good to hear of her on again off again relationship I would have liked a longer book including more about after the cameras stopped. Maybe more motivation to other teens in similar situations explaining her struggles with school and how she conquers her independence while raising a child and reaching for her dreams. Her teenage dreams may have ended when sophias father died but she is making strides to make sure her post teen dreams become reality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Teen Mom series, Farrah hasnt been my favorite but I was interested when I heard she was releasing a book. Honestly, I had a hard time putting it down there was a lot of her story that now makes a little more sense on why she acts the way she does. If your a fan of the TV show, I'd recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There seems to be a problem with the book missing pages. Unacceptable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was almost painful, between the terrible spelling and grammar errors to the way it was actually written. I put this book down and almost didn't pick it back up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading, I couldn't stop because it gave more detail of sophia's dad. I enjoyed this book alot even though seen alot of her story from the beginning I enjoyed learning about sophia's dad and his relationship with farrah.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally get to hear the whole story about the baby daddy, if you like Teen Mom youll like this book. Farrah isnt my favorite but after reading this i have alot more respect for her with everything shes been through and how smart she has been since she found out she was pregnant.
mommaofthreeloves More than 1 year ago
That is 2 days I won't get back. Don't bother book as good as her songs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't further her delusions of grandeur by buying this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I have watched 16 and Pregnant and all the seasons of Teen Mom and I was glad to see that Farrah decided to share more about Derek that was not in the shows. I was always curious about their relationship and reading the book filled in alot of blanks. I'm giving this book a 5 star rating because not only was it good but it took alot of courage and strength I believe for Farrah to write this. If you are a Teen Mom fan I would recommend reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very touched by Farrah's story. I am a fan of Teen Mom and like many people, I was curious to know more. After reading the previous reviews I was worried about "wasting my money". That was not the case. Her story is very similar to a lot of teens and I found myself commending her honesty. I view this book as a chance for some closure for her. The whole book is basically about Derek. I know for myself that writing is a very therapeutic tool. I would recommend this book to people who followed Farrah's story and have an open mind and the ability to show some empathy. It takes a lot of courage to share such personal moments with the world.
strictlyaprincess More than 1 year ago
This book tells the story of a snotty immature teenager that grew up and became a snotty immature adult. I read this book in hopes of learning why Farrah was the way she was and the dynamics of her relationships especially with her parents (if I had talked to mine like she does, that pretty new smile would be knocked down my throat!!!) I do feel a little enlightened, and I do feel like Farrah has grown up some. I also feel like Farrah has a long way to go and she needs to begin by thinking more of others and less about herself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok ... this is a memior so quit complaining that its all about derek .. that's what a memior is .. and "my teenage dream ended" means he was her teenage dream not that she got pregnant .. she said it in the beginning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read obviously written by someone who has no business writing. Writing things from the past about someone who can never tell their side of the story seems like a really unfair way to make a quick buck. She did a great job painting herself as both a victim and as the ONLY good thing in Derek's life. Her use of slang proves that the next degree she should work on should be English. Can I get my money back?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only gave this a 1 because I couldn't rate it less. The entire book she paints herself just as she seems on mtv. A spoiled brat. I feel bad that derek cannot explain himself. Terrible