Hope, Grace, & Faith - Leah Messer

Hope, Grace, & Faith

By Leah Messer

  • Release Date: 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 721 Ratings

Description

Leah was first thrust under the reality television microscope when her teen pregnancy was documented on MTV’s groundbreaking series, 16 and Pregnant. Since then, fans of Teen Mom 2 have watched her life play out on the small screen—from her struggle to rise to the challenges of motherhood, through her harrowing journey to find a diagnosis for one of her twin girls with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and the collapse of two marriages. She has learned to live under the harsh glare of media scrutiny, yet there is a truth behind the reality that the cameras have never revealed.

In her unflinching and honest memoir, Leah takes readers behind the scenes and shares an intimate, often heartbreaking, portrait of her turbulent childhood in rural West Virginia, the rock bottom that forced her to reevaluate her life, and her triumphant break from toxic relationships and self-destructive cycles to live her life with hope, grace, and faith.

Reviews

  • Amazing!

    5
    By aneirink
    Ive always watched Leah on 16 & pregnant and teen mom and you really have no idea what these poor girls are going through. MTV just shows the drama and the truth and by reading this book it breaks my heart what Leah had to go through to get to where she is today but it just shows up truly strong she is!
  • Hope Grace & Faith

    5
    By Umm Idk/Sophie
    I loved reading the details of Leahs’ life. I was in awe and I have so much respect for her.
  • 10/10 RECOMMEND

    5
    By Laurenahill
    Leah has always been one of my favorites for MTVs Teen Mom 2. So of course I had to read her book. I read it in 2 days it was so good. I truly feel like so many people can relate to her story and how childhood trauma can really mess up someone’s life.
  • Absolutely loved the book

    5
    By Steph940
    I absolutely loved this book. The strength and courage it took to write this amazes me and is such a blessing to everyone reading it. My childhood was very similar to Leah’s and I actually found myself in tears a couple of times. I am so happy for Leah - never be afraid to speak your truth
  • Truly recommend it

    5
    By Nayyyyeee
    You will just need to read it yourself and see for yourself.
  • Great Book

    5
    By Nora Villanueva
    An amazing book Congratulations Leah for the courage you had to change your life for good GOD BLESS YOU
  • Don’t waste your time or the $9.99

    1
    By ReadingIsFundamental1
    I’m writing this review as a huge fan of the Teen Mom franchise, but was really disappointed. I wasn’t expecting sophisticated writing, but this book reads like a 7th grader wrote it-more accurately exactly how you would expect Leah Messer’s writing to be. The book is short and contains little to no additional information, with the exception of a brief description of her early home life and pre Teen Mom years. However, this information can be read in any reality TV article about Messer. The book is very heavy on blame and excuses for her poor life choices. Everything boils down to, it’s her mom’s fault she lied about her abortion, remained addicted to drugs, that she gets into physical fights, that she’s essentially cheated in every relationship, and is in general an unfit mother. It’s the doctors’ fault she became addicted to drugs and it’s Cory and Jeremy’s fault that people think she’s an unfit parent. Would not recommend, as the book basically regurgitates everything that’s already been on TV or the tabloids. Don’t waste your time or $9.99.
  • Love love this book

    5
    By mari$30
    I love how this book showed a different perspective of a known star. Couldn’t put it down
  • Amazing

    5
    By Ashhhleyyyyy
    Love the show and Leah is one of my favorites . After reading this book and getting an insight into her life and struggles I have more respect for her and the de idioms she’s made. I read this book in one day while crying at parts and I’m so grateful she allowed us into her life through the book other than just the show.
  • Enlightening

    3
    By chelliexo
    I’ve watched Leah since 16 & pregnant, I really liked reading her life from her perspective