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.
AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGG!!!!!!! THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!! WoW wow wow wow wow, I loved this book!!! It was so good!!! I was unsure if I would enjoy this at first but goodness this was pretty good!!! The poetry . . . The sunlight . . . The pictures . . . It was nearly but not quite near perfection in a beautiful yellow sunny cover due to content. The brokenness, the emotions, the blogging, they were wonderful. I just loved this book so much. I need a Christian Weston, seriously, he’s the sweetest guy and his care of Tessa was the sweetest, meaning he’d pass on coffee just to hold a girl’s hand and her coffee, but he has several flaws that keep me from really loving his character.
Content wise this isn’t the best book for younger than seventeen just because of grammar and crude comments at school, if you’re public schooled it it’s likely find but there are many words said that I disliked, and God’s name is taken in vain, sadly.
Back to Tessa and Weston were the best fictional teen ship ever and I don’t ship characters but these two were sweet together and I only like them as a couple since I feel that . This is likely the first time I’ve said I ship characters . . . But they are so perfect for each other I only wish they had a focus on God.
For once I felt that the cover for the book! Reading the book it just screamed that the cover was the COVER for A Hundred Days Of Sunlight!
Recommendation: Honestly, I don’t know since there is a good bit of content I disagree with, and much as I enjoyed it there was a lot I disagreed with … So I guess seventeen or eighteen up unless in public school due to inappropriate content.
Rating: puffs out a breath 2 and 1/2 stars rounded to 3 stars.