'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.
I had this book in my To Read list for so long and I finally got the time to read it! I could hit myself for the head not starting sooner. What an amazing book writing by an amazing lady! Katie isn't much older than me, but our lives our so different, yet I also had moments that hit home hard.
When reading I was shocked, surprised, horrified, had some tears coming down and a few laughs as well. Katie wrote very openly about everything and it's an 'easy read', like you're sitting down with her and talking about it.
She is very, very inspiring and many of us can learn something from her. The way she came back from all of this and now is working on her own foundation to help others who did not have all the medical opportunities she had from the start on is great!
This lady never has to shame herself ever! She is beautiful! Character wise as well as looks!