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Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho



Summary: Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything – youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is mission in her life. So, one cold November morning Veronika decides to die. 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.

My Thoughts: To be honest, I just can't get enough of Coelho. One thing as I was reading this book was the similarities it had with The Witch of Portobello. The parents were close-minded and there was an almost evil doctor. The moments I found myself wanting to scream at the book, was when I was reading the parents lectures on why the kid shouldn't be following his dream. The parents in his books tend to be the most unsupporting people in the whole fictional world. 
I really liked his take on what crazy really was. To me it seemed like the people who were judging others as "crazy" were the insane ones.
Even though, I disagreed with some of the characters out-right philosophical beliefs, the book is so well written! I loved every single minute of it! It took me awhile to read only because I really wanted to process the book fully. It is so terrific! 
Another winner from Coelho!

10/10

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aart_hilal
Aug. 3rd, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
really amazing!
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