100 Days of Sunlight
By: Abbie Emmons
Publisher: Individual Published
Release Date: August 7th, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 311 pages
Where You Can Buy It: Amazon and Barnes and Nobles
Add On: Goodreads
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)
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.
This book is so beautiful. It is so heart warming. It is so inspiring.
I loved this book so much. I cannot even begin to describe how amazing this piece of art is. This book *sighs* has to be one of my all time favorites.
The characters were amazing and to die for. Every single one of them I loved. I want them to be real so I can become friends with them.
The feelings were authentic, real, and so heart breaking at times. I literally nearly started sobbing at a few parts.
I loved the portrayal of handicaps. I am the older sister of an amputee. My younger brother, who we adopted from China, is missing one of his legs from his knee down. He lost it due to health problems. The portrayal of handicaps in this book made my heart cry out. It made me nearly start to cry. It made me cheer, “yes, finally someone says it!” You are not the handicap. Your handicap does not define who you are. This is why I loved this book so much.
The romance was so adorable and so realistic. I highly enjoyed reading how Tessa and Weston fell in love.
Y’all this book was amazing and deserves so much recognition. This beauty comes out in September. Y’all really need to go check it out and pre-order it. It is worth the money!!
*FTC: I received this book from the author through Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinoin. All thoughts are my own.*
About the Author
Abbie Emmons has been writing stories ever since she could hold a pencil. What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into her lifelong passion. There’s nothing Abbie likes better than writing (and reading) stories that are both heartrending and humorous, with a touch of cute romance and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Abbie is also a YouTuber, singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional waffle-eater. When she’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find her road-tripping to national parks or binge-watching BBC Masterpiece dramas in her cozy Vermont home with a cup of tea and her fluffy white lap dog, Pearl.
If you want to see Abbie in her element (ranting about stories) just type her name into YouTube and search.