"I heard a horrible screaming sound, like an animal being slaughtered ... then I realised it was me."
When Katie Piper was 24, her life was near perfect. Young and beautiful, she was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model.
But then she met Daniel Lynch on Facebook and her world quickly turned into a nightmare....
After being held captive and brutally raped by her new boyfriend, Katie was subjected to a vicious acid attack. Within seconds, this bright and bubbly girl could feel her looks and the life she loved melting away. Beautiful is the moving true story of how one young woman had her mind, body and spirit cruelly snatched from her and how she inspired millions with her fight to get them back.
©2011 Katie Piper (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, published in the UK by Random House AudioBooks
If ever feel that your own life is falling apart or you don't know how to carry on or simply just want a bit of soul searching then this true life eventful account of one outstanding show of courage and bravery is a must read! If someone can pull through such pain and life changing features whilst still wearing a beautiful smile and laughing through the tears then so can we all. One truly inspirational young lady.
A marvellous book with sorrow, pain and joy. The book is so evocative and pulls you in I listen to the book in the 8+ hour, looking forward to the next book. Good on you Katie 💙💙
I would listen to Beautiful again as it was an inspiring audiobook. It detailed the life of Katie before and after the attack. Listening to her struggles and strength in dealing with them was inspiring and humbling.
I'm not sure what I would compare beautiful to as I haven't listened to anything similar. It is very unique. Though it does illustrate the importance society places on external beauty.
Emilia Fox as an actress was able to bring the characters in Katie's autobiography to life by changing accents.
It is a book I wanted to listen too all in one sitting. As a listener you want to know what happens next: how Katie dealt with one struggle after another with the attack and ultimately enduring multiple operations.
Katie's autobiography should be listened to by everyone, particularly women. It detailed an abusive relationship - flagging warning signs of this.It is also the story of a survivor, she went through every woman's worst nightmare and overcame it.
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