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.
196 printed pages


AKHshared an impression20 days ago
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🔮Hidden Depths
💡Learnt A Lot

I loved it.... I can reread it again...gave me tears... such a beautiful novel...

Hugo Cardona
Hugo Cardonashared an impression7 months ago
👍Worth reading

Muy buena experiencia leer en inglés

miladindimovshared an impression7 months ago
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💡Learnt A Lot

Really good book, I allow myself to be more crazy after reading it. Will reread it next month to become more crazy again


Ana Paty
Ana Patyhas quoted4 years ago
Nothing in this world happens by chance.
brigitta setyorini
brigitta setyorinihas quoted2 years ago
People struggle to get out of a coma, not to go into one.”
“People struggle to live, not to commit suicide,” replied the nurse, but Veronika ignored the remark.
Princess has quoted5 months ago
The happier people can be, the unhappier they are.

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