Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review - Bittersweet Blessings by Ashley Salazar

Bittersweet Blessing: 16 & PregnantReleased: January 24th 2012
Buy it: Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

When high-school junior Ashley Salazar learned she was pregnant, she immediately started a blog to document the difficult, life-altering experience. Little did she know how life-altering it would actually be. Later, she applied online to be considered for the cast of MTV’s hit show 16 & Pregnant . The show responded quickly and her story will be told as the season 2 finale in a special 90-minute episode aired in December 2010. Her memoir takes the viewer further back and further forward, and chronicles the tortured indecision she faces as she decides whether its best for her baby to give her up for adoption or take the dramatic step toward motherhood.

I watched Ashley's episode on 16 & pregnant, and I felt for her and although I have no idea what Ashley went through, I could tell by reading her story and watching the episode that she struggled with her decision.

Ashley was honest through out, and she didn't leave anything out but she also didn't go on and on about it, she tells us more about how she felt before and after making the decision to have her daughter adopted and all about her pregnancy. Ashley's story shows her true feelings about giving her baby.

Ashley's story will touch other teen mums and maybe help them to make a decision that is good for them and their baby even if it isn't what they want to do.

I found this hard to put down and read it in a few hours, it even made me cry a few times. I think Ashley is really brave for telling her story and for ignoring what people were saying about her.

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