In my quest to read 52 books in a year over the course of 2017, I’ve had some hits and some misses. This has to be one of the good ones. I looked forward to reading it every evening before bed, and would recommend it to anyone.
If I had to describe Veronika Decides to Die in five words, it would be:
Life-affirming, soothing and beautiful.
The premise of this book is a girl named Veronika who decides to commit suicide by taking an overdose. She survives her suicide attempt, but wakes up in hospital seriously ill and with only a few days to live. And so it begins…
Honestly, as morbid as this sounds, it’s truly beautiful and life-affirming. It’s a relatively easy read, and as with The Alchemist, I finished it feeling uplifted- Coehlo just has a gorgeous, lyrical style of writing that captures you from start to finish.
Would I recommend it to a friend? Absolutely!
Marks out of 10: 8
That’s it folks!
What should be the next book on my list?
Lots of love,