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Veronika Decides to Die

Age Group: 13+ Years

Title – Veronika Decides to Die

Author – Paulo Coelho

Harper Collins

24 year old Veronika seems to have everything – youth, beauty, boyfriends and a loving family. Yet, she feels something is missing. So one morning she swallows a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up; but she does – at a mental hospital where she is told she has only a few days to live. Veronika begins to question the meaning of madness and realises that there is a beautiful side to life. Her presence at the mental hospital begins to change the lives of the patients around her, even as Veronika herself discovers the beauty of emotions and of love. Bold and illuminating, this book is a thought provoking llustration of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and an exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.