The novel follows Via, a college student battling grave mental struggles as each day passes. One particular strenuous timetable leaves her hitting rock-bottom, leading her to the ultimate conclusion, suicide. Jumping from an abandoned woodland bridge, Via's unusual adventure begins, but the question still remains. Did she succeed in her act of suicide? Her journey passes van Gogh, Christmas origins, medieval capture and magical experiences. Will she find the key to life itself?
Whilethe underlying theme is mental health, the issues are not directly pin-pointed. This is done so that the reader can truly experience the harsh realities and put themselves in the character's shoes. The novel still remains fictional and contains aspects of fantasy and thrill. It will make you both laugh and cry, all the while having learnt some life-changing morals which come from the character's experiences. In this sense, those struggling with mental health can use this as a self-help book whilst still an enjoyable adventure, and those without can further their understanding and raise awareness.