Thursday, December 24, 2015


Book 78 of my 2015 Reading Challenge
read from October 17 - 24

Bulletproof by Maci Bookout

Summary (via Goodreads)
Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence. 
This is the true story of how she took charge of the unexpected to build a life for herself and her son Bentley, and managed not to go crazy in the process. Because sometimes growing up is an act of will...and Maci's will is bulletproof.

My Opinion
Since I watched the season (and that season alone) that she was on Teen Mom, and I suffered through Farrah's book, it's only right that I should read this too.  

It wasn't a bad read.  She knows her blessings as far as her family support and financial situation.  She had a good example in her mom, who was also a teen mom but still graduated from high school and college on time.

In the beginning I liked that she didn't throw Ryan under the bus when describing how they got together.  But it was strange that she was writing about how much of a comfort it is to her that Bentley was too young to realize what was going on with her and Ryan, but then she writes about it?  Does she expect Bentley to never read this book?

A Few Quotes from the Book
"This is the story of a regular teenage girl who found herself with a life she never expected - two lives, to be exact."

"my story started decades ago,
  but life as i know it...
  began when yours did."

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