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My Teenage Dream Ended

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At sixteen, she had everything a young girl could want: popularity, beauty, a spot on the cheerleading squad, and her first true love. Then, cruelly, without warning, everything changed.

Fans of MTV’s critically acclaimed hit documentary series Teen Mom have followed Farrah Abraham’s tumultuous life as a single teen mother. Her fiery, relentless spirit, and her unwavering c
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Hardcover, 222 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by MTV Press (first published June 26th 2012)
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Tarra Cunningham
Oct 15, 2012 Tarra Cunningham rated it did not like it
warning- longest review in the world. First of all- I did not even know this book existed until the local librarian contacted me & told me that they had it at the town library if I was interested. Everyone knows my love of all things Teen Mom, and I was all over that shit.... so I stopped on my way to work and picked up this book.Immediately I was in love. The book My Teenage Dream Ended is a fucking trainwreck from the start. The cover of the book has the title in big, bold fuschia letters ...more
Jessica
Nov 08, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok
This book was bad, poorly edited, and down-right inappropriate, BUT what did you really expect? You are reading a book written by Farrah. It's kind of exactly what I wanted, and I'm not embarrassed to admit that.

Nothing in the book was that shocking to me, since "Teen Mom" is my guilty pleasure and I've followed Farrah's story since "16 and Pregnant." I definitely could have done without Farrah explaining the loss of her virginity by saying, "It hurt so much. I tried easing myself down more slo
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Erika
Sep 07, 2015 Erika rated it did not like it
***CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS***
I read this book because it was given to me, so basically just because it was free. Having watched the first season of the Teen Mom series from beginning to end, Farrah was always my least favorite of the girls, for obvious reasons. Even though I generally dislike her, I decided that I would put any negative thoughts I have toward her aside when I began reading this book to hopefully allow myself to understand why she is the way that she is. Now that I've finished it,
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Amanda
May 08, 2013 Amanda rated it did not like it
It took me longer than I care to admit to read this horribly edited and written book. I thought it would be different. not sure why I thought that, but it made my distaste for Farrah even bigger. And wouldn't it be neat if we could give negative stars because this was bad.

Every story has at least two sides. And it's really sad that Derek is not around to defend himself. All she does is bad mouth him, when I'm sure she was not blameless. That's not to say I think Derek was a saint in everything,
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♥ Marlene♥
Dec 12, 2012 ♥ Marlene♥ rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoirs, kindle
LMAO. I am picking this book to read because I watch Teen Mom and I can't stand this girl. She is so rude and nasty towards other people. I am curious though how she became such a rude bitch. What has happened to treat her parents like this.

The first few pages I found this.

Quote: "I always maintain class in front of other people"

How delusional is she???? Class. Dream on!



To be continued.

Update.
Okay I've finished it. it is a quick read. There were no answers to the questions I had about the treat
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Alex
Dec 25, 2013 Alex rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction
Don't judge me.

I've seen all the seasons of Teen Mom and Farrah might be my least favorite, therefore I must read this and laugh at her.

UPDATE:

Okay, I knew this was going to be bad, but nothing could have prepared me for how bad this really was. Just... wow. Farrah's "writing" was exactly the way she talks, which does not make for a pleasant reading experience.

I also can't believe how many typos there were in this book! Honestly though, her poor editor must have just passed out from exhaustion
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Jillian
Nov 09, 2012 Jillian rated it liked it
Shelves: biographies, 2012
I didn't think this book was nearly as terrible as others made it out to be. I could've done without some of the TMI moments that others had mentioned, and yes there were errors, but it wasn't that bad. It was definitely a quick read (about 3 hours for me, with some breaks included). I think she couldn't have been more open and honest than she was. She's had a rough life. Some of that is due to her decisions and others were just the cards she was dealt. It does sound like Derek was douchey, but ...more
Jordan
Aug 25, 2012 Jordan rated it liked it


I have to say I disagree with a lot of these reviews. I think Farrah deserves a little more credit. This book is not supposed to be some greats work or novel, it is a raw and tragic account of her most impressionable teenage years. She has wounds and scars that will never heal and after watching her on MTV and then reading this book I really understand her more. I now can grasp some understanding of why she is the way she is and I think that is what she set out to accomplish.
Sarah Elizabeth
Apr 17, 2013 Sarah Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: biography
I went into this book knowing it was bad, but given her recent downward spiral I wanted to read it. I have to agree with most of the other reviewers that the writing style was really bad and the book seemed poorly edited. It almost seemed like the "chapters" were a bit unnecessary as well, considering they were three pages at most. I can understand if she wanted to go for an informal tone, but it was a little too informal. It was also a bit TMI when she described all the sex she was having with ...more
Liralen
So...it's pretty bad. Not exactly a surprise there, but...well. It's pretty bad. The typos start in the second sentence, the end is choppy and rambling, but more than that it's completely lacking in self-awareness. I'm trying to separate book from author—I know very little about the latter that is not in the former—but it's difficult because there's no real 'now' voice, only the impression that Abraham thinks she's never at fault.

The first half of the book is full of this completely toxic, codep
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Melissa
Sep 27, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This book was a tear jerker and and eye openeer in so many ways it not only had me rooting even more for Farrah but also had me appreciating my mother as well ( She was a single mom as well.) AS I was reading the book I felt like I was right there with Farrah going through what she went through.

It really touched my heart to be able to get to know that the real Farrah that no one got to see from the MTV TEEN MOM show.

This story was beautiful and inspiring and truly touching.
Miranda
Jan 15, 2014 Miranda rated it did not like it
I have to say this book was just what I expected from the "Queen" of Drama. I tried giving it the benefit of the doubt and not be so biased. It was exactly " Farrah" - Look at me- Pay attention to me- I'm going to ignore you, but you better not ignore me! One part of the book she seems to brag how she was determined to teach Derek how to treat her. Yet she is the one treating him just as horrible. Oh no a teenaged boy went out with his friends while she stayed home being grounded due to them get ...more
Jane
May 08, 2013 Jane rated it it was ok
Since Farrah's "sex tape" (totally only meant for her own consumption, despite featuring a well-known male pornstar who she hired) has recently been released to the public, I thought I'd finally delve into this charming memoir. Teen Mom is one of my ultimate guilty pleasures and Farrah sunk deeper and deeper into being a rude, spoiled, ill-adjusted brat as it went on. Luckily this book goes to no lengths to disprove that! It is very immaturely written and spattered with typos, but I wasn't expec ...more
Alyssa
Aug 25, 2012 Alyssa rated it did not like it
This book was horrible. I read it out of pure curiosity. The "chapters" were so short. There was no need for that many chapters that were two pages long. Mostly the book was about her relationship with Sophia's father. I feel kind of bad for Farrah because she seemed like she really did have strong feelings for Derek & it does suck that he died & they weren't on good terms. But Derek didn't seem like he was the greatest boyfriend either. Obviously her family issues were touched on. I do ...more
Greg Bates
Mar 10, 2013 Greg Bates rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013, hateread
The poorly-written, narcissistic ramblings of a pregnant teenager. Teaches a number of hilariously wrong, dangerous life lessons to the legion of young girls who will read it, but it's cardinal sin is being boring as hell. Reading about a teenager's life of real and manufactured drama in excruciating detail is, well, excruciating. Slightly interesting how the author presents themselves in the best possible light at all times and still comes off as a sociopathic bitch. Increases my quota of “book ...more
Stephanie
Aug 19, 2012 Stephanie rated it did not like it
Was hoping this book would further explain why Farrah is the way she is. Unfortunately, it told me what I already knew. Farrah is an immature, selfish, and a spoiled brat! I often found myself laughing at how ridiculous this book was. From her describing losing her virginity to feeling as though she was "stuck on a branch", to the water breaking incident that smelled like "Derek's cum inside me". Gross!! The book contained a lot of spelling and grammar errors. It made me wonder, was this book ev ...more
Aimee
One of the worst "memoirs" I've read. Who copy-edited this? A 12 year old? I understand capitalizing on "fame", but how embarrassing for a publisher to publish a) such a shallow and poorly written "book", and b) publish it seemingly unedited, filled with spelling & grammar mistakes.

Her "struggles" were those of a 16 year old - everything that happened to her could have been prevented had she not be raised to be such a spoiled brat.
Holly
Aug 23, 2012 Holly rated it it was ok
This book is almost as bad as Farrah's new songs and music video. It would take a lot to top those, so my expectations were pretty low going in, but I love 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom for the train wreck value, so I borrowed it from a friend when she finished reading it.

It explains a LOT about Farrah's life on the show. I still think she's EXTREMELY immature and self-centered, but the back story about how rocky her parent's marriage is makes her neediness with guys make a lot more sense. I thin
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Carley
Dec 15, 2012 Carley rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
If you have ever watched 16 &Pregnant or Teen Mom, you already know what kind of person Farrah is. Her book really doesn't do her any good. She comes across even more narcissistic and self-serving.

In high school a bunch of my friends and I started making blogs. We'd write about boys we like, the trouble we got into, shopping sprees at Abercrombie, etc. Farrah's book read like one of these high school blogs. The whole thing felt very conversational with an occasional insightful comment throw
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✟Sabrina Rutter✟
Nov 11, 2012 ✟Sabrina Rutter✟ rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir-biography
While this book wasn't mind blowing I have to admit it was pretty entertaining. I love Teen Mom, and even though a lot of people love to hate on Farrah she's one of my favorites. Being a Teen Mom fan has taught me that people love nothing more than to judge, even when they don't actually know much about a person at all. Farrah has been on the tale end of some harsh judgements, and I can only hope that she ignores the haters. Unfortunately I judged her for her title without really knowing the mea ...more
Laura
Feb 03, 2013 Laura rated it did not like it
I guess I should actually rate this book as five stars, because it gave me exactly what I expected, though I don't think I can bring myself to do that!

If you are looking for a good book to read and do not know anything about the show Teen Mom, run past this book as fast as you can and read ANYTHING else. If you'd like to know more about Farrah, her family, and her pre-pregnancy life. . . read on!

The degree to which Farrah romanticizes her relationship with her baby's father (if it could even be
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Sarah
May 29, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
Yes I read this book. Am I bit embarrassed to admit it? Maybe, but whatever. It could be worse. If you are not a fan of Teen Mom than do not read this book. You will hate it! It is a poorly written and more than slightly skewed account of Farrah's life. After reading this memoir I still don't really understand many things about her life, but her immature take on things was entertaining. I would compare this book to a teenage diary, totally emo, full of angst and stuff that you should never say o ...more
Elizabeth
Sep 18, 2012 Elizabeth rated it did not like it
I never really was a big fan of Farrah on Teen Mom to begin with. I always found her very stuck up and bitchy towards basically everyone, including her parents. It didn't make sense to how someone could act the way she did on tv. I was shocked to find out Derek had died, and kind of cut her some slack after finding that out. Now that I've read this book, everything I've seen on tv of her makes sense. I was kind of grossed out by this book. It went into way too much detail about her sex life. It ...more
Beth Bagby
Apr 02, 2016 Beth Bagby rated it liked it
Teen Mom prequel. The story of when Farrah meets "Daddy Derek." It is awful, as Farrah herself is awful, but the story is a necessary piece of the puzzle for anyone who watches the show.
Kelly
May 08, 2016 Kelly rated it liked it
This book was wonderfully horrible. My instinct is to give it 1 star because it was so atrocious, but that's exactly what I wanted it to be. It was 5 stars worth of idiocy. So I'll compromise at 3.
Janelle
Sep 13, 2012 Janelle rated it liked it
I bought this book for pure entertainment value. I watch Teen Mom, I will admit. I like Farrah in a way because I totally see where she comes from. Her mom IS crazy. That said, she really should have hired an editor for this book. If she had one, I sure couldn't tell. There were so many grammatical mistakes that I could hardly read through them... but after finishing, the book was just "okay". It was good to learn more about her relationship (or lack-thereof) with Derek, and I liked seeing her o ...more
Elizabeth
Aug 19, 2012 Elizabeth rated it did not like it
This book was embarrassing. I feel bad that Farrah, of 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom, felt that this was an appropriate book to write or anything that should have ever been published.

It's written as if someone in grade school could have written it, with short sentences and 1 1/2 page chapters. Nearly every chapter is filled with unnecessary details of her and her ex-boyfriend's 17-year-old sexual encounters. It wasn't nearly as telling of WHY she was a teen mom or how the situation changed her
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Klaudyna Z.
Jul 29, 2014 Klaudyna Z. rated it it was ok
Ok this book reads like a 13 year old girl's diary, except dirtier. It was kind of giving me a headache and made me feel dumber just by reading it. Farrah is very self-centered and has a lot of issues, which I think, unfortunately stemmed from her upbringing. It really irritated me that she thought that all the bad stuff that was happening to Derek was because they had broken up. It seemed as if Derek had his own familial issues that had nothing to do with her, and that is probably why he was ge ...more
Lucy
Feb 04, 2014 Lucy rated it it was ok
Oh my god where do I start?

I hate Farrah. Like I hate her alot, ever since she first appeared on Teen Mom. I mean yeah I'm sure it was absolutely horrible losing Derek and getting accidentally pregnant at 16, but since she's now 22, a compulsive liar/porn star, I still hate her. This book is so childishly written, like as if the author is 14. To sum up, Farrah Abraham is just so annoying. I had sympathy for a while, now I just hate her every time I see her name in the media. She goes in to a rid
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Jennafer
Oct 13, 2014 Jennafer rated it really liked it
Shelves: bio
I was really apprehensive about reading this book, but after the first couple of pages as much as I hate to admit it I was hooked. I read it for one reason, to get insight into her pregnancy. Her life and my sister's pregnancy experience were very similar. The issues with Derrek are similar to my sister's baby's father. I was pleasantly surprised about how she dealt with certain situations the arose, and how she chose to stay positive throughout her struggles. Overall a good read.
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