About the Book-
When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.
Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels like she has nothing left to be happy about. But when her grandparents place an ad in the local newspaper looking for a typist to help Tessa continue writing and blogging, an unlikely answer knocks at their door: Weston Ludovico, a boy her age with bright eyes, an optimistic smile…and no legs.
Knowing how angry and afraid Tessa is feeling, Weston thinks he can help her. But he has one condition — no one can tell Tessa about his disability. And because she can’t see him, she treats him with contempt: screaming at him to get out of her house and never come back. But for Weston, it’s the most amazing feeling: to be treated like a normal person, not just a sob story. So he comes back. Again and again and again.
Tessa spurns Weston’s “obnoxious optimism”, convinced that he has no idea what she’s going through. But Weston knows exactly how she feels and reaches into her darkness to show her that there is more than one way to experience the world. As Tessa grows closer to Weston, she finds it harder and harder to imagine life without him — and Weston can’t imagine life without her. But he still hasn’t told her the truth, and when Tessa’s sight returns he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life: vanish from Tessa’s world…or overcome his fear of being seen.
100 Days of Sunlight is a poignant and heartfelt novel by author Abbie Emmons. If you like sweet contemporary romance and strong family themes then you’ll love this touching story of hope, healing, and getting back up when life knocks you down.
OH MY WORD. I have been waiting to read this book before I knew what it was. I’ve been excited for this book ever since I started following Abbiee’s blog and instagram, and it’s finally out!!! I’m SO excited, and it’s an AMAZING BOOK. (If you haven’t seen the post I did for her blog tour, including a guest post from Abbie herself you can find it here)
I had all the intentions to write a twitter live-reaction thread while doing it buuuut it was too good and I finished it before I remembered. #oops. I ended up going back and writing down my thoughts though, so if you want to read initial reactions: it’s here
People always say to not judge a book by its cover, but in this case, THE COVER IS GORGEOUS AND EVERYTHING GOOD IN THIS WORLD AND IT ALSO MAKES SENSE IN THE BOOK AND CAN I JUST HUG IT. (There’s 100 Days of Sunlight merch out and it’s THE BEST THING EVER (if anyone is thinking about buying me something . . . .😉))
Fangirling aside, I really enjoyed this book! Although it was written on the simplistic side and it was kiiiiiiinda cheesy, it was SO sweet and it was so similar to my life right now. It also definitely made me cry (who’d’ve thunk).
My favorite part about this book was how it was divided up into the different senses and the different focus each section was on. Tessa and Weston are absolutely adorable and are the sweetest. Weston’s relationship with his friend Rudy, as well as Tessa’s relationship with her blogging friends (!!!!!) are also the sweetest and was really nice to see (as opposed to a lot of other YA contemps which are only focused on the MCs and no one else).
My only issue with the book is that I’m not certain of what age demographic this is meant for? On one hand, I’m inclined to say that it’s for a younger audience, because of the simplified love story and the cliche-ness of it all, but also there was a bit of language used. I personally didn’t mind it, but I know that younger (more judgmental) me would have been appalled at it. Readers of all ages will loVe this story, but I’m just,,not certain exactly if that’s an issue for anyone else.
Overall? I’m SO HYPED ABOUT THIS book and it doesn’t disappoint. I’ve already begun rereading it and I’m super excited. This is my summer of reading contemps that make me cry and 100 DOS is no exception.
- It’s so swEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEt!
- and it made me cry loL
- Tessa and Weston are the cutest and remind me of my own story
- That cover is goRgeous??!
- kiiiinda simplistic and also there was some language