Friday, November 18, 2011

Veronika Decides to Die

When Veronika decides to die… Her journey starts.

The story is definitely a masterpiece. Something that is way too different from all the books I’ve read. Who would’ve figured that a girl who wants to die and play the piano will change so many people’s lives?

The story started when Veronika drunk five sleeping pills to kill herself. Unfortunately, her planned fail. After taking the pills, her heart gets weak, which will eventually make her die in five to seven days. In that short span of time, her views about life and love definitely change.

Since committing suicide is considered a psychological problem, she has to be treated in Vilette, a place for insane people.

While in Vilette, Veronika met a lot of interesting individuals -- A depressed woman, someone who is suffering from panic attacks, a schizophrenic who has his own vision of paradise, and a doctor who is writing his own thesis about the cure of psychological problems. All four of them will be touched by Veronika’s presence in the facility. How? By playing some good music!

The story’s ending is shocking and amusing from what I’ve expected. Will Veronika die? You have to read the book to find out. Hehe.

If there is really one thing that the book taught me, it will be that sometimes, it’s okay to be insane. Getting out of your comfort zone and experiencing new things is fun. Sometimes, you have to set your own adventure, stay away from routine, and do something different.

It will also make you understand that sometimes, all you need is tolerance, all you need to do is embrace someone else’s difference and learn from it.

The book is very enlightening. Of course, I will give it a 10. Haha! A book where you always learn something deserves the best recognition possible.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

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