I read this book in a few hours, and found it harrowing, inspirational and even humorous. Katie tells the story of the events leading up to the attack on her so well that even though you know what happened to her, it's still truly shocking to read. What comes across loudly from the book is Katie's sheer determination not to allow the attack to end her life. She never lapses into self-pity, but is honest about the emotional trauma she suffered and it's effects on her family. Through the work of dedicated surgeons and medical staff, and her own feistiness, she's rebuilt a life for herself a million miles from the one she originally craved. It's a really inspirational read, I shed a few tears and I'm a bloke! In a society obsessed with image Katie Piper makes you re- assess how you look at other people, and this tough, beautiful woman restores your faith in human decency. Highly recommended.