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I read the synopsis of Angel in all honesty only because I was bored and needed a good summer read leaving it rather late as I was already in the airport standing in Waterstones, searching quickly for a book to take with me on my sunny destination, I knew it was by Katie Price so I wasn't expecting it to be very good at all. The book had gotten good reviews from other newspapers such as the sun and magazines I had read previously and also readers ( a few friends from college) , and the synopsis sounded good so I decided to give it a go. I was amazingly surprised. The book is phenomanal.
The story is about a naturally stunning girl named Angel who lives in Brighton. Angel gets her big break when she is spotted by a glamour modelling agency on the beach (a lady named carrie) and overnight Angel is turned into a Glamour model and enters in to the celebrity world. The book follows her through her dazzling new career and all the amazing paths that open up to her, along with the bad things that come with a celebrity life. It also follows her romantic life involving her brother Tony's best friend, Cal; who is turning into England's best football player, and who she lusted after since she was young.
Angel (The book not character) keeps you constantly wanting to know what happened next at the end of each chapter. It is increasingly hard to figure out if there will be a nice happily ever after or if it will all go horribly wrong. I ended up reading this book from cover to cover in 4 days. So it didn't really last me my whole holiday but I couldn't get enough of it, I found myself reading it that often most of my friends i went on holiday with decided to borrow it as they saw my fixation.
I felt the characters were portrayed realistically. I could certainly find myself being able to relate to some of the sections in my own life with relationship problems etc, but obviously not to the same extent.
This book contains everything for an amazing, girly, chic flick type novel (definelty not one for the guys i may add) Friendship, Love, drugs, sex and fashion.
I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Katie, and enjoys girly books, . And even people who aren't too keen on Katie Price because trust me it's a great read regardless of who it's written by.
Whenever I was reading this book and someone spotted the Katie Price name they immediately thought it was a trivial read but it's definitely the opposite, and I didn't let it put me off, and you shouldn't either.
I bought the book for £7.99 because it's been out for a while it is now £3.99 on Amazon.
Katie Price's feel good tale of glamour model Angel summers, is a great summer read. Every page leaves you wanting more and you will find yourself, staying up into the wee hours of the night, to keep reading.
This story, will take you back to the feelings of first love, and you will find yourself reminicising, as you turn the pages. Although this book is aimed at teens, if you are broad-minded, it can be an enjoyable read for all
In many ways, it feels to be like Jordan's own story being told, in an upbeat easy to read narrative.
The story details Angel's submerge into the glamour world, and the pro's and con's that being in that world entails. You will read about her first love, rejection, settling for second best and her falling into the messy, complicated world, of casual sex, drugs and constant partying. Despite Angel's messy life, as the story progresses, she still ends up with her happily ever after.
The writing is style is grammatically perfect, and flawless throughout, It isn't self-contradicting like Katie's autobiographies tend to be.
It is one of those books, that is penned in a style, that will make you feel like you are right there, as a part of the scene.
Great for a beach read, or a cosy duvet day, and is so intriguing it can be devoured in just a couple of days.
All in all a great read, and highly recommended by me. Probably the best of Katie Price's fiction works...
I found this book somewhere in a charity shop in Herfordshire and I bought it cause I liked Katie Price's previous book Crystal so I thought I'd give this a try and see whether I liked this one more, same as the last book or hate it.
I began reading it the moment I bought it and at first I did like the story, but to be honest I thought it was a bit too similar to Katie Price's previous novel that I read 'Crystal.' And I stopped half way through the novel because of this.
Angel is an eighteen year old girl from Brighton who wishes to study art/fashion at a college in London, but however, she has no job and only has the summer to find work and earn money so she pay for her course. One day, it is stressed solved until one day a modeling agency comes up to her and offers her a contract. She accepts it, but she has to keep it secret from her parents, her believe that she working as a life-guard on Brighton beach (her original job before her modeling contract - however the money wasn't brilliant.) However, her life is then full of ups and down with boys, friends and family. But will her modeling help her get to London to study her dream job? Will her parents find out about the modeling and could it ruin her family's relationships? Find out in another novel written by Katie Price aka Jordan.
Personally, I thought this book was to similar to 'Crystal' and also I was a little bit similar to Jordan's autobiography 'Being Jordan' which I hated. (see review)
But the story is OK, but I would only give the book three out of five stars but if the story was a little different from a previous novel or an autobiography I would have given this a better rating.
Angel by Katie Price.
Although not a lot of prople are a big fan of Katie Price I have to say that she has done nothing personally wrong to a lot of people - who hasn't got a friend like that loud and takes no grief off anyone, the only difference is that she is a celebrity and is seen more by more people. Anyone with a bad opinion of her should be given a copy of this brilliantly witten book and then after reading it be asked if they would like to revise their opinion of her.
Angie, is an 18 Year Old gorgeous girl with dreams, aspirations and the nickname Angel. Given a much need make-over by her best friend Gemma, Angel is turned from Tom-Boy to Glamour Girl. After being spotted by a Model Scout whilst working as a Lifeguard on Brighton Beach, Angels modelling career rockets and it seems she can have anything she wants......apart from Cal, the one thing that she does want.
Cal, a premiership footballer, who Angel has know well for years as her brothers best friend, already has a girlfriend Simone who is not Angels biggest fan!
Angel meets Mickey, the lead singer in a very successful boyband and frrom there on her life seems to spiral out of control.
Will she get back on track.....
Will she get the man that she wants...........
An amazing read from start to end
This book is a must read and is penned fantastically like every book in the Katie Price series.
I was enthralled by this book as it showed that no matter how much you think your life sucks there is always someone out there worse off.
There were many real-life scenarios brought into this book which made it believable and kept it true. I would love Angel as my best friend as she is a witty, beautiful and intelligent young lady.
Go Katie and I cannot wait to read the next ones.
Like others I got this book free with a magazine.
Well what can i say! The book itself is centered around a young gorgeous (aren't they always!) girl who becomes a glamour model and in the end gets everything she wanted! What a surprise... I wouldn't say its a bad book i found myself laughing a few times but the whole time i felt i was reading Katie Prices life. Maybe that was the point i'm not sure, but it certainly wasn't much of a story. The events that take place seem pretty unbeliveable to me and although yes its a book and you can write what you like i don't like mixing reality with fantasy. From her shoot to fame being found on Brighton beach i felt i knew the rest of the story. There wasn't one part that surprised me. But i did read it though and in all honesty it was much better than what i expected from Katie price as she is hardly a literary genius! I'd advise giving it a read all though don't set your sites too high! I'd say this is defiantley more aimed at young girls who aspire to be like Katie Price!
This is a fantastic book! I really love Katie Price and found this novel a great summer read. It is so addictive full of twists and turns and lots of surprises! Angel is a book about a girl whose life is not what it seems after being abandoned by her mum as a baby and being brought up by an adoptive family who are dealing with their own tragic life Angel is very unhappy and shy! And to top it off she finds out on her 16th birthday she's adopted. You follow Angels life from young girl with a crush on her brothers best friend, to a young women who makes a few wrong decisions and end up with a few bad boyfriends but with a highly successful modelling career! one in which a few people do not approve of!
It is such a gripping read and highly enjoyable even if you are not keen on Katie Price herself you should defiantly make this your summer read this year! You won't be disappointed!
Angel is a girl a lot of young girls would inspire to be like yet however Angel is almost a realistic account of what fame and a modelling career could possibly be like! It's not always glamourous and Katie really makes this evident in her novel! Trust me from page one you won't put it down its too interesting and sexy to not want to read time and time again.
I read this after being impressed by 'Crystal', and I bought it with its sequel with high hopes!
This is based around a young girl called Angel, who is trying to break into the glamour modelling industry. She's friendly, funny and realistic, and soon enough you'll be thinking of her like your new best friend! Soon enough a model agency sign her up, and Angel is propelled from a relatively normal life into a glitzy world of celebrities, pervy photographers and bitchy models!
Katie writes this superbly, and some of the scenes are laugh out loud funny! The story doesn't end there, though, and soon enough Angel is being pursued by the very famous, very persuasive Mickey, the lead singer of a boy band. Angel finds him irresistible, but from their first date its obvious that all isn't as it seems with him.
It's hard to finish the review without giving any of the story away, but its so worth reading! As Angel learns some important lessons, Katie shows us that she can write, and I for one am impressed with the character depth in this book. While it isn't literary genius, it is a brilliant chic lit novel thats sure to raise a smile!
I did enjoy this book and managed to read it in a few nights. It's not exactly the type of book that leaves you on the edge of your seat or desperate to read the next page. It is more of a light hearted and entertaining book i would say.
This book is about a young girl called Angel who has had a troubled life. She was adopted by a lovely family earlier on in her life and is found by a modelling agent. She becomes famous and in high demand within a few weeks and finds herself thrown into the celebrity world of wild parties and paparazzi. She meets the lead singer of a successful boy-band and starts up a relationship with him but he isn't all he seems and she is really madly in love with her Brother's best friend Cal.
After reading this book i could tell Katie Price was involved in the making of it as most of the story reflects her life and the relationship troubles and paparazzi invasion she has experienced.
There is also a follow on to this book called Angel Uncovered which i enjoyed a bit more as the story is more interesting and shocking.
This book is ideal to take on holiday and read by the pool and can be bought for a couple of pounds so wont break the bank!
Overall. i give this book a seven out of ten.
I brought this book quite a while ago now from Amazon after seeing that due to my purchase of Katie's other book Crystal it has been recommended for me along with a few others. And I have to say after reading Crystal I was very disappointed by this book, it wasnt that it was terrible or badly written but it just wasnt as good as Crystal. The book is most definatley based (although not autobiographical) on Katies life and her experiences within the modelling world and some of her experiences with men as well. Which makes it much better and more entertaining.
What is the book about?:
Angel is a beautiful young woman but she simply doesnt realise it, but one day when she's discovered by a modelling agent and her life changes from boring to dazzling in what seems like overnight. She soon falls into the glitzy world of celebrity where everyone know's her name. But then she meets Mickey, the lead singer in a successful boyband, they become lovers and her life suddenly starts to go down the pan and she realises that she could just as easily become a nobody again. Will Angel manage to sort out her life before she loses everything she's worked so hard to get or will she let Mickey drag her further down the downward spiral she's on?
What I Thought Of It:
It is a great book, very entertaining and a perfect summer read.
If you have read Crystal I dont think you will find this as good or maybe thats just my opinion.
You can get it on amazon.co.uk for under £5 (not including P&P) or for just a mere £00.01 pre owned, well worth that money, have a read you may enjoy it.
Exactly what you would expect from katie price, this book is about a young girl 'Angel' who starts work as a life guard and is spooted by a modelling agent who wants her! Angel has recently found out she is adopted so is struggeling to comprehend this, as well as trying to earn some money to fund her college course, which her adoptive parents have refused to pay for. A typical teenage, chick lit book, but to be honest i really enjoyed it! I didnt really know what to expect, but you can tell that katie has put alot of herself in the character! Althrough this book is very much what you would expect from Katie, and very predictable,I personally love it, and have read it more than once! I would recommand this book to anyone who is already a fan of Katie, or who like the typical teenage girl literature!
I thought this book was excellent. I am probably one of Katie Price's biggest fans, when i heard she had wrote a novel i couldnt wait to get started. I am in the RAF and am currently based in Cyprus and as it is such a long plane journey back to England, from the moment the plane took off i couldnt put the book down.I can see a lot of Katie in Angel. I think i have read he book about four times now and it never fails to keep me glued, i have also read Crystal and Angel Uncovered, all amazing stories.They are all 'feel good' books. I think Katie Price is quite simply a brilliant woman, so so talented.Keep going Katie, cant wait for the next book xx
Angel is a fiction novel written by Katie Price. The book was released in the summer of 2006. Angel was ghost written by an author named Rebecca Farnworth. In the first six weeks, 300,000 copies of Angel were sold.
She also released another novel after this one called Crystal , released in 2007.
Katrina Amy Alexandria Alexis Infield was born on May 22nd 1978 (she will be 30 in a couple of days) , in Brighton. She changed her name to simply Katie Price. She is also known as the glamour model , Jordan , however after appearing on the ITV television series I'm A Celebrity : Get Me Out Of Here , she became more publicly known as
herself ; Katie Price and Jordan is now considered a separate character. Katie is married to the pop star Peter Andre whom she met on I'm a celebrity. Together they have a son Junior and baby girl, Princess Tiiammi. Katie also has a son named Harvey with the footballer Dwight York. Katie is a successful business women ; She has her modelling career , Reality Tv Series (Katie and Peter ; The Next Chapter) , Chat show (Katie and Peter ; Unleashed) , Fragrance (Stunning), autobiographies (Being Jordan , Jordan; The Next Chapter) , novels (Angel , Crystal) , children's books , lingerie range , jewellery range (available at Argos), Fitness Video , Album , Calendar...etc.
Last year Katie won the mum of the year award. She currently lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.
* Angel *
The version of Angel I am reviewing is the paperback. I borrowed this book from my friend , however she kindly informed me that this book cost £6.99 from W H Smith.
The cover of Angel is simple yet effective. It consists of the top 2/3 of the cover a pink background and 1/3 of the bottom half in pink. There is a photo of a model posing on the front. 'Katie Price' (silver and in words) takes up half of the pink background. ' Angel' is written on the bottom half of the book in silver. At the bottom of the book reads 'The irresistible debut novel by bestselling phenomenon Jordan' . This just has to be good doesn't it ?
As I open the cover I see a photograph of Jordan in a 'glamour model pose' looking at the camera , upside down.
* The Story *
Angel follows a girl named Angel who is a normal girl. However when a model agent discovers Angel , her life changes forever. The public like her , she is famous , she has money and is dating a boy band member. Surely this is all too good to be true ?
* My Opinion *
I loved this book. It was so addictive and I read it in three days. I just couldn't put it down. If you like romance , are a fan of Jordan's and interested in the world of celebrities then you will definitely like this book. One thing I disliked about this book , although it was a good read , I found it extremely similar to Jordan's own story such as Angel lives in Brighton (Jordan did too!) , Angel dates a guy from a boy band (Jordan dated Dane Bowers) , just simple things like that that made the story predictable, it didn't stop me reading it though. I give this book an 8/10.
Thanks For Reading!
'Angel' is the 2006 debut novel from British Glamour Model and Television presenter Katie Price a.k.a Jordon. Ghostwritten by Rebecca Farnworth.
"Eighteen-year-old Angel has only one dream: to leave behind the sheltered safety of her home and head for the modelling agencies of the big city. Young, beautiful and sexy, she seems destined for a successful career in modelling and, very quickly, the glitzy world of celebrity fame and riches becomes her new home. But then she meets Mickey, the lead singer of a boy band, who is as irresistible as he is dangerous, and Angel discovers that a rising star can just as quickly fall..."
A Suprising debut from Katie Price -- Suprising in the way that, it was BRILLIANT! A highly addictive read for women ...and i'm sure some men everywhere!
Indirectly based on Katie Price's own life (one can only assume - a glamour model) 'Angel' is filled with fun, romance and scandal along the way. The book is a classic click lit - You have the protagonist Angel whose dreams come true only for everything to do pearshaped and for her to end up with the character Cal - who is set up as her love interest from start to finish though there is something always keeping them apart.
I'm not a bit fan of the character name either - Angel is a little bit chavvy and has Jordan written all over it.
The only thing i didn't like was the ending - it was left open and was utter cheese (though thankfully Katie Price has released 'Angel Uncovered' to follow on from this book)
If you like celebrity magazine such as heat or Ok or are obsessed with the celebrity, you will love this - it has gossip mag material written all over it.
One word does really sum this up - Addictive. Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down.
It was such a great read about normal people becoming celebrities and how life changes when they do make it in the celeb world. It does give you a insight on what would be life in their shoes and as much as it might be something people want I also think it might make younger people realise that their life isn't so great and even celebs are humans with real feelings.
Once I finished reading this book I just wanted another book to come out as good as this one, and thankfully she has now got Crystal out as well as Angel uncovered, which are just as good to read. I am surprised at how good a writer Katie Price is and she is definately one of my favourite authors....hopefully she'll bring out many more
I would happily recommend this to people and I have been told by everyone thats read it that they have been just addicted to reading this as I was. I don't read many books but this is certainly one I would read again and again
A brilliant sexy read about glamour modeling, romance, and fame by Jordan herself, what else would you expect?
the plot - The story follows the life of a quiet unassuming girl named Angel who's never felt she fitted into her quiet family and who dreamed of leaving it all behind and heading off to the big city. Spotted by a talent scout Angel soon finds herself propelled into the life of the rich and famous when she becomes a glamour model. But life isn't all a bed of roses as we soon find out.
Each chapter leaves you hanging in suspense and into avoiding putting the book down as your dying to find out what happens next. Katie Price has done an excellent job and has filled a gap in the market giving girls like myself something to read which will actually hold our attention! A girl of many talents, i hope she keeps it up and writes more.
This work presents a sparkling and sexy tale of glamour modelling, romance and the treacherous promises of fame. Eighteen-year-old Angel has only one dream: to leave behind the sheltered safety of her home and head for the modelling agencies of the big city. Young, beautiful and sexy, she seems destined for a successful career in modelling and, very quickly, the glitzy world of celebrity fame and riches becomes her new home. But then she meets Mickey, the lead singer of a boy band, who is as irresistible as he is dangerous, and Angel discovers that a rising star can just as quickly fall.