Just Another Girl's Story

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Laura Eckert takes the darkness and shame of her teenage years and sheds light on the controversial topic of abortion and her bout with a teenage sex addiction. At ages 16 and 17, Laura found herself as a patient at an abortion clinic after her parents had learned she was pregnant. Laura’s story is shocking at times, yet riveting, honest and heartfelt. Join her on her journey to redemption.

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About Laura Eckert

Laura Eckert holds a B.S. in Communication and an M.S. in Leadership & Quality from Marian University, a Catholic college in Fond du Lac, WI. She is the author of Just Another Girl’s Story, a Memoir on Finding Redemption. Laura has personal knowledge and experience in dealing with the aftermath of abortion. She has led several youth mission trips across the nation. Through her mission experiences and Christian-themed coursework during her college days; she came to understand forgiveness and how to heal from a broken and shameful past. Laura has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and an Associate’s Degree in Supervisory Management from Moraine Park Technical College.

Reviews

Review by: TabithaParks on Nov. 22, 2017 :
wow. Just… wow. “Just Another Girl’s Story” by Laura Eckert is an emotionally touching and well-crafted personal memoir. I’ve never read anything like it before and I was mesmerized by her amazing journey. I was drawn in from the very beginning and was completely hooked the whole way through. At first I thought it might be too sad/intense/uncomfortable for me to actually be able to enjoy it, because this isn’t exactly what you would think of as being a ‘happy’ or ‘fun’ book….. but it was the profound flawed and troubled humanity, the realness, and then the positive message of God’s love, and finding strength and hope despite the darkest, worst circumstances that permeated the pages and kept me reading late into the evening. There is a lot of life and drama in these pages, and Laura Eckert is such a great storyteller, it’s like a friend or family member is talking and we just want to keep listening. It is told all in mostly narrative prose, which is nicely-written and very well-edited. I enjoyed every page… even the ‘harsher’ ones. A very inspiring tale of courage and overcoming one’s past to creating a better life. Recommend.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Anabella Johnson on Nov. 15, 2017 :
okay, I don’t even know where to begin because this book covers so much and it’s hard to just sum up… “Just Another Girl’s Story” by Laura Eckert is one of the most powerful, moving, and addicting memoirs/autobiography’s books I’ve read in a long time. First- the writing was stellar. The strong word choice and fluid narrative prose makes it a very easy book to sink into and just get lost, and Ms. Eckert’s writing style is so natural and authentic – really pulls us right in in an intimate manner as she shares her candid… and downright shocking (and sometimes sad) life experiences with us. There are enough descriptions where you can picture every scene perfectly, but not so much that it bogs down the pacing. It wastes no time getting right to it, as she shares her life as a young sex addict who is impregnated by her stepbrother at a very young age… but that is really just the beginning of it all and we really run the gamut of emotions here. I was profoundly moved by so many scenes and thought that how she found her faith and turned her life around was incredibly inspiring. There is quite the cast of characters that come through this storyline and affect her life one way or another (told in narrative ‘memory’ format.) I definitely experienced the full range of emotions with this one, but the ending leaves us feeling inspired and having hope – I absolutely loved the husband Shawn’s letter at the end also. Recommend for mature fans of real-life memoirs (lots of adult content and subjects).
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: GillianHancock on Nov. 13, 2017 :
4.5 stars
how to describe “Just Another Girl’s Story”, other than say it is by far one of the most engaging, emotionally moving, and enlightening books I’ve read in a long time! I have already loaned it to my mother to read, (it is right up her alley…) The author Laura Eckert writes a true story about her childhood/teen/ early adult years that can rival the most dramatic and scandalous and shocking fiction novel…She takes us into her world right from the opening pages (which sets the tone for the rest of this dramatic, provocative book), and skillfully narrates a wide-ranging storyline full of complex and deeply emotional issues. In my opinion it really is her openness and candidness and her ability to own up to her life mistakes and be real about her situation --- her humility and strength makes us really pull for her throughout her personal struggles. As much as I hate to admit it – sometimes reading about someone who has endured or suffered more than you helps to put your own life in a different perspective, and see that if she can survive it all… and come out better… there is hope for others as well. A memorable read and a keeper for sure. Recommend for fans of spiritual memoirs, but there is a lot of ‘edgy’ topics covered. I’m guessing from the subject matter that this is a one-shot deal from Ms. Eckert but I hope not – I’d love to read more from her someday.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Steph Coleman on Oct. 31, 2017 :
I knew by the 20% mark that I would really love this book and it would go on my “favorites” shelf, and I was right! I admit I had no real expectations when starting it, seeing as how I’d never read the author before and often times when I read memoirs from non-celebrities, well, unfortunately they are boring…for lack of a better word. But I was totally hooked and riveted by so many of the scenes in this book that I literally read the whole thing in a single evening…. Which is rare for me. I was so immersed in this book and impressed with the level of detailing on almost every single aspect – we really feel like we are experiencing life with Laura (for better or worse) and hearing her stories of her struggles through the years that just completely engulfed me. Normally I get bored reading books that are told in narrative form (with little to no dialogue) but not here… A lesser author would have glossed over some of these scenes that Eckert carefully and masterfully brought to life in a profound and touching way. There are some sad scenes here that are perhaps upsetting, but it is mighty good book and definitely worth a read. Oh, and great editing too. Loved the husband’s letter at the end, and the one to her unborn babies brought tears to my eyes. Recommend for fans of memoirs/ nonfiction.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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