Beautiful : A beautiful girl. An evil man. One inspiring true story of courage

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'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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 20mm | 230g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 0091940761
  • 9780091940768
  • 68,774

Review Text

Katie's account of her experiences is unflinching, but marked with a deeply impressive dignity and courage.
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Katie's account of her experiences is unflinching, but marked with a deeply impressive dignity and courage. * Daily Mail * Read Beautiful and you will be angered, moved and inspired. Above all, you will be in awe of Katie Piper. * Sunday Express * [Katie Piper} relives her story, movingly showing us that beauty really is more than skin deep. * Woman * heart-wrenching... truly inspiring... * Glamour *
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About Katie Piper

Born in Hampshire in 1983, Katie Piper refuses to let anything stand in her way. Since being the victim of an acid attack she has been more courageous than ever. Her Cutting Edge documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face won her a BAFTA nomination and was shown in 15 different countries around the world. In December 2009, she was selected to present Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message. In Spring 2011, Katie also appeared in her Channel 4 show Katie: My Beautiful Friends.

Katie now runs her own charity. The Katie Piper Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of burns victims and other disfigurement injuries. The charity also campaigns for the specialist treatment Katie received to become widely available in the UK,
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Rating details

3,466 ratings
4.41 out of 5 stars
5 58% (2,005)
4 28% (984)
3 12% (399)
2 2% (59)
1 1% (19)

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this book is amazing and reminds me how lucky I am. I met my man on facebook now been together 3years but I think how stupid he could be anyone !show more
by lucy victoria barnard
i really enoy reading this book. disfigurement is definitely one of the worst things which could happen in one's life, and in this book, katie, the beautiful author, would tell you the whole story of her tragedy and the healing process. you would find a beautiful soul and realize how tough one can more
by mickey ip
I could not put this book down. I enjoyed this inspiring but gruesome read because I could sense the triumph that was coming. Congratulations to Katie Piper for being such an inspiration in the face of dreadful adversity. She is truly a hero. I loved this book because it gave me hope. I laughed and cried with her ups and downs. I hope I will never again complain about my own insignificant challenges. This is a must more
by Susan McGinn
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