Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
Harper Collins, May 23, 2006 - 240 pages
Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.
Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.
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Review: Veronika Decides to DieUser Review - Rebecca - Goodreads
VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE can be summed up with just the title: a young woman, feeling too strongly the ennui and uselessness of life, decides to kill herself. She isn't entirely successful and is ... Read full review
Review: Veronika Decides to DieUser Review - Vero Espinosa - Goodreads
Best Paulo Coelho book ever!! I love how Paulo Coelho writes in general, I am really a fan of his fiction books as he does the research needed for them. I picked up this book as my name is Veronica ... Read full review