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Diary of a Young Girl

Narrated by: Mishi LaChappelle
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins

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After her mother's tragic death, Shayla is left to navigate her teenage years with little help from her neglectful, playboy father. Used and abused by the adults around her, Shayla makes some risky choices, taking a job as a waitress in one of Harlem's top strip clubs before she's even of legal age. She makes ends meet by running scams on unsuspecting patrons, but her luck soon runs out when she is raped and left for dead one night after work. 

Confused and scared, Shayla concocts a lie that leads to an arrest. A man is convicted and sent to prison for the crime, though he insists he's innocent.

Shayla goes about putting her life back together, and with the help of a great mentor, she makes some big changes. Now a graduate of Howard University, she's ready to begin a new career and put her old life far behind her - until an unexpected twist turns everything upside down.

New DNA evidence leads the court to reopen her rape case, and Shayla will be forced to confront the lies that she told. Will she ever be truly free from the ugly demons of her past?

©2010 Mark Anthony (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
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  • Jonnelle
  • 26-07-18

Simply Amazing

The book was ABSOLUTELY great!! The story was great the Performance no surprise was great. Loved it

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  • nickela
  • 12-08-18

Real Life Reality

This book digs deep into how many people lives are changed by childhood decisions, whether it's made by the child or adults. Most importantly how God can change a situation. 📕📖
~ Roman 8:28~

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  • Shay
  • 03-07-20

I love this

I shared a similar background to Shayla. Although my father was never that bad, him and I had a few issues when money was concern. It took me til my 30s to forgive my female molester and better myself. I felt abandoned when my mother passed away at the age of 6yrs so I felt this book was so relatable. thank you for this amazing book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-03-20

Wooow

Omg what a good book. The last two chapters had me in tears literally. Woooow

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  • Robert
  • 06-11-19

Good Read

at first i couldn't really get into this book but it honestly gets better as the book progresses. i had some tearful moments because of how raw some parts of the story was. i like the fact that it wasnt long and drawn out and how it skipped to the important parts of her life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-19

LOVED THIS BOOK

The narrator is awesome! Great storyline. The author kept you guessing but still kept the characters relatable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-19

good read

good story, didn't need 2 chapters for the authors thoughts but well thought out plot

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  • Nina
  • 16-01-19

I really enjoyed this book.

This story was great!.. it was very real and relatable... This book taught me that in life you have to forgive. it will set you free..

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  • M.KLuhrs
  • 15-01-19

Forgiveness is Power

The story was exciting and kept my interest throughout the whole story. This is seriously something you can see happening to a lot of young ladies today. Great lesson of forgiveness not just for others but sometimes for our ownselves. Great Read

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  • January
  • 15-01-19

GREAT!

I didnt knw what to expect after reading the first 6 chapters but I was pleasantly surprised by the end. Very positive and powerful message.