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A Gem Of A Book
Sapphire - Katie Price
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Sapphire - Katie Price
Advantages: Great plot, easy reading.
Disadvantages: Too simple for some
I must admit that I'm not one of the people that detest Katie Price. There is something about her that I actually quite liked pre her behaviour during her split with Peter Andre and this is why I pre-ordered Sapphire from my local library to read. I've read her three previous books, Angel, Angel Uncovered and Crystal and thought that all of them were fantastic. Last week I finally got the call to say that it was in my local library ready for me to collect.
*About the 'Supposed' Author*
Yes! It is ghost written but as I don't know who this is I'll give you a description who 'supposedly' wrote this book. Katie Price is more commonly known as Jordan, the glamour model. She has also turned her hand to a bit of presenting, singing and has an exercise video. She is mother to two sons and one daughter and has just split from husband Peter Andre. Katie gives the true author of the book and idea and they then go off and write it using her basic ideas.
*A Brief Description of the Plot*
Sapphire Jones has had a rough time with relationships especially since she caught her husband in her marital bed with a woman other than herself. After this happened, Sapphire decided to change the way she thought about relationships by being in control and dating men on her terms with no emotional attachments.
Things look great for Sapphire when she agrees to organise a hen weekend for an old school friend and soap star which could bring a lot of business her way but things go drastically wrong and Sapphire finds herself in the public eye for all of the wrong reasons. Unexpectedly her business is in danger and her personal life declining at a rapid rate. Can Sapphire deal with her problems and is she really immune to falling in love?
Sapphire: Sapphire is a sassy, savvy and successful businesswoman who runs a business that caters for hen weekends with a high end lingerie store added on. Her character is likeable and when reading the book, you get quite sucked into the plot and genuinely care about what she is feeling and how things are going to pan out for her. Her character has various similarities to Katie Price herself, or so she would like us to think.
Jazz: Jazz is one of Sapphire's closest friends and also an employee in her business. She works as a beautician for Sapphire and looks after the hens that want to be pampered. She is never scared to tell Sapphire what she thinks about her behaviour and is a great friend.
Sam: Sam is another of Sapphire's good friends although their friendship is different. Sam is bigger in size and Sapphire seems to let things out on Sam, unintentionally. She isn't quite as likeable a personality as Sapphire and Jazz but perhaps that is how the author wants us to feel towards her?
Jay: He is the toy boy of Sapphire and a fitness trainer at the local gym. He wants a relationship but can she offer him that?
Alfie: He is the ex-husband of Sapphire and the reason she is so bitter about marriage and relationships. Suddenly he is back in her life but can she learn to tolerate him again?
Ryan: He is the business partner of Sapphire but is he the gentleman he initially makes out he is?
Before I have a number of messages in the comments section stating that she isn't the author, I know. I am aware of the fact that Katie Price drafts in a ghost writer and gives her ideas to work with. But regardless of who writes the books that Price claims as her own, they are fantastic. The plot is great, if somewhat predictable towards the end but it is full of twists to keep you reading on. A lot of the turns in the book are highly unexpected and it makes for very interesting reading.
The style of writing used in this book is simple and in the third person. The chapters are relatively short which alongside the well written context, keep the pages turning quickly. The characterisation in the book is great as you feel empathy for those who you should and anger and disgust at others.
The language used in the book is simple. Don't expect a Jane Austen novel because if you do, you'll be left bitterly disappointed. Let me make it crystal clear that this is a really good read but it is mindless. It is perfect reading for sitting on a sun bed at a pool or if you just want something straight-forward and easy to read.
*Would I Recommend This Book?*
Anyone that doesn't like rude or crude language should probably stay well clear of this book as although Katie Price doesn't actually write this book, it has her rude language chucked in at various parts throughout this book, probably to make it seem more like it is her own work. Some of the language is actually very explicit and not to be read by anyone under the age of 16 in my opinion.
But putting the language to the side, the plot to this book really is fantastic and it has twists and turns throughout. If you decide to read this book, I am sure you will enjoy it thoroughly like I did myself.
If you enjoyed this book or it sounds like something you would like reading, I also suggest the following:
- Angel by Katie Price
- Star by Pamela Anderson
- Tough Love by Kerry Katona
If what you are looking for is a book that is easy to read and mindless then Sapphire is right up your street. It has sauciness in abundance as well as a well written plot. I thought that Sapphire was extremely well written, easy to read with a great plot. It had more going for it that some flowery chic lit books so I enjoyed it even more so than some chic lit. The characters are likeable and you can get lost in the book rapidly. Beware that you may lose your spare time until you finish it. Sapphire is a prime example of why you shouldn't judge a book by its author.
You can buy this book (hardback) for £7.93 from www.amazon.co.uk although you should take a leaf out of my book and loan it from your local library.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Century (30th July 2009)
Summary: Perfect for a beach read