Dienstag, 12. Mai 2015

Veronika decides to die by Paulo Coelho - A review in questions / Buddy Reading

With my lovely friend Erika over Snogging on Sunday Books (https://www.youtube.com/user/erikabee19)  I've buddy-read "Veronika decides to die" by Paulo Coelho.

This is a story about losing yourself, finding yourself again, being crazy, being lost, being loved. It's about the questions what's normal, what's madness? Who are we?

Erika and I decided to do our review in 5 non-spoiler questions!
So, here they are!

Do you view mental health differently after reading this book?
Because I have my own experience with mental health issues, I didn't really find some new informations around that.
But, I definitely loved the aspect how the book discusses that we are "all a little crazy". Also, that it may be difficult in the beginnig but the first thing we should learn is that we do have to care about our mental health!
I was quite shocked about how the patients were treated and made me think a lot.

What was your favorite line from the book?
Definitely: “What is I? It's what you are, not what others make of you.”   !!

Did you have a character that you particularly liked or disliked?
First, I would like to say that at the beginning I didn't really liked Veronika, but throughout the book I started to like her.
The character I liked the most was definitely Eduard.
The one I didn't liked at all was Dr. Igor.

How did you feel about the book overall?
For me it was a typical Paulo Coelho book. Philosophical/spiritual but definitely weird sometimes. Not perfect, but totally makes you feel something and makes you think.

How does this measure up to other Paulo books that you have read?
As I said, a typical Coelho book with all the elements he includes. With "The Warrior of the Light" and "Eleven Minutes" definitely a favorite.

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