Friday, 16 November 2012
Beautiful: A Beautiful Girl. An Evil Man. One Inspiring True Story of Couragel by Katie Piper
I had never heard of Katie Piper when she was an up and coming model, however her life changed in 2008 when her boyfriend arranged for a vicious attack to be carried out and Katie had acid thrown in her face. She suffered horrific injuries however she battled through many operations and this book tells of her life before the attack and the road to recovery to begin to repair the damage from the horrific attack.
This book was a very true and frank account of Katie's experience and there are some parts which are very hard to read. At many points during the book, I found myself very close to tears but at many parts during the book I was amazed by the courage and bravery of Katie during her journey to recovery.
Writing this book must of bought back many difficult memories to Katie and I must commend her on the courage she showed throughout it. The book starts at the beginning and tells of childhood and her entrance into the world of modelling before the attack. Following the attack was a lengthy stay in hospital and even now she is still in and out of hospital for operations, many of which are not for cosmetic reasons but for medical reasons.
This book is a great read and is one which hard hitting and emotional but also very inspiring. I think Katie is a real role model for people everywhere!