Stripper to Striver: How I Refused To Lose And Turned My Breakdowns Into BreakThroughs Kindle Edition
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I wanted to enjoy this book. The author has been through so much trauma, starting with her primary years. Attempted rape, molestation, and parents who neglected their responsibility to take care of their children.
Shannon went through so much, but I found myself not being able to connect to the way the story was told. We jump from horrible event to horrible event - then God miraculously intervenes, but we never see her overcome her past or truly change - she just moves from one bad situation to a different one.
I was appalled at the end of the book when I realized there was five minutes left in the story and there had been no real transformation in Shannon’s life. She was involved with yet another man, about to be arrested, and still not where she wanted to be in her career, and one misstep leads to another tragedy.
This story left me feeling sad and heartbroken for all those involved in the last incident described. Especially when Shannon compared her relationship with the man she was involved with to that of his girlfriend. This was the end of the book, but there was no sign of maturity or growth.
We see a glimpse of the change in Shannon’s life via narrative on the last couple pages, but never get a feel of how this change came about, if she’s learned her lesson, or if she’s just moved on from the last horrific incident that occurred because she had to.
What would I do differently? Share what happened. Share how I messed up. Share what God did. And share the transformation. In this story we are left with the mistakes of the author causing great pain and loss, but have no real idea how (or if) she overcame.
I truly believe Shannon has the potential to inspire others with her story, but that she has more maturing to do.