Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
Veronika is a young woman living an independent life in Slovenia. She rents a room at a convent and works in a library. She has built a safe, predictable world. She has also decided to commit suicide.
She spends six months trying to get sleeping pills. Two of her friends finally find them for her. But the pills weren't enough. She wakes up in a psychiatric hospital. But her heart has been damaged and she will die within a week.
But now Veronika is getting back the will to live.
I was hooked from the first page. This is another thought provoking book from Paulo Coelho. His books go into the soul of people and pull out little snippets of wisdom you would think we all knew.