“Fallen” is, at times, a dark memoir, and at other times it is hopeful and inspirational. Written by Annie Lobert, a former sex worker (i.e., stripper, escort, and prostitute. It chronicles the mis-adventures of a beautiful teenager who grew up in a terribly dysfunctional family, was sexually abused, and just wanted to be loved.
To go into great detail of the book would present way too many spoilers. Let’s just say that it is an autobiographical look of how far one can fall into depravity because of sin, association, and poor decisions. However, it is also a look of how one can be raised from the gutter to new life through the grace of Christ’s atonement.
This book isn’t for young people. At the same time it may be appropriate for a parent to share with a teen who may be walking a moral tightrope. I think this book is a must read for every parent of teenagers. I thought I was pretty well “in the know” about stuff like this. But I quickly found out that I was quite wrong.
I can’t say that I “LOVED” the book, because of its frightening and disturbing content. But, I did find the book very enlightening and educational.
You will, though, rejoice with Annie as she works to remove herself from her behaviors and her addictions. It is, at the end of the day, a book of grace.
I received a copy of this book as an ARC from the publisher (Worthy Publishing) in exchange for an honest and timely review. I have no ties with the author or publisher. You will also find this review on Amazon.com, and my blog: firstname.lastname@example.org.