Paulo Coelho (click to see more books by same author)
Published by Harper Collins
Veronika Decides to Die is a fairly modern tale of self-discovery. Though the setting of the story is modern, it revolves around the fundamental question of what we are doing in this world, what is our purpose. When 24-year old Veronika decides to end her life, it results in a failed attempt that lands her in a mental asylum with a weakened heart and only few days to live. As she spends those limited days with impending death, she re-discovers what it is to be alive. Intense emotions like fear, sexual awareness, love and hatred, all engulf her with a new passion and in those few days, she finds answers to the questions she was looking for.