Sep 26, 2009


I can't remember why I picked up Veronika Decides to Die, but I'm glad I did. It's the story of a young woman who attempts to commit suicide. She awakes in a mental hospital and finds out that although she was unsuccessful. However, the damage done to her heart gives her only a week to live. Good premise, aye?

The writing and story were all right. What is truly remarkable about this short novel is the message it conveys. I'm not big on Messages with a capital M cause they are usually so obvious and heavy handed, but this is well conveyed. That makes this a little gem of a read. I give this a 7. (And apparently a movie version of this is coming out as well. That should be interesting.)

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