I enjoyed this book, although it didn't seem to be as developed as the other books I have read by Coelho. Then again, it is a completely different topic than any other book of his I have read as well. The book reminds us all just how short life is and to not take any day for granted. The main character has a week to live after a failed suicide attempt and discovers many things about herself, including her desire to live. It's interesting to see how the character changes during the course of the week and the ending is wonderful.