Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption

Front Cover
Harper Collins, May 23, 2006 - Fiction - 240 pages
183 Reviews

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.


What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - starbox - LibraryThing

I so disliked this book!,, July 27, 2015 This review is from: Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption (Paperback) Veronika is a young Slovenian woman, attempting suicide. She's not ill or ... Read full review

Review: Veronika Decides to Die

User Review  - Goodreads

2 bemused yes bemused stars. Veronika has a mild personality disorder and attempts a serious suicide attempt. She is placed in a private psych. hospital in the capital of Slovenia. She is beautiful ... Read full review

All 65 reviews »


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.


Paulo Coelho naciÓ en Brasil en 1947 y es uno de los autores con mÁs influencia de hoy dÍa. Conocido mundialmente por el bestseller internacional El Alquimista, Coelho ha vendido mÁs de 100 millones de libros en todo el mundo, los cuales han sido traducidos a 68 idiomas y publicados en 150 paÍses. Paulo Coelho escribe una columna semanal que se publica en los periÓdicos mÁs importantes del mundo.

Bibliographic information