As promised, I’m so happy to do a book review for 100 Days of Sunlight. Before you read it, just admire the amazing cover, which Abbie designed! (I’ll insert some pictures of Abbie with her book baby in the review)
Note: I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. It didn’t have to be positive, but I adored it, so it will be seriously bubbly and happy 😊
About the book:
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.
My review : 4 stars
Oh. My. Goodness! The themes! The characters! The hope! A lot of books that I read are great, but they’re only for entertainment. This book wasn’t written for entertainment . It was written as a powerful source of encouragement that everyone needs to read. It was written to push you when you want to give up.
Weston was so inspiring. And awesome boyfriend material( guys, take note) Lots of people wanted him to take it easy because of his disability, but he didn’t let them. And he didn’t let Tessa either.
Oh, and Tessa was a blogger? And all of the bloggers say amen! I think it was because she was a blogger that I really connected with her, and cried when she was suffering. I loved seeing her change as she recovered, becoming more beautiful as time went on.
And I cannot write this review without mentioning her grandparents. How sweet were they? Even though Tessa didn’t exactly believe what they believed, they didn’t shy away from praying with her in the night and reading Scriptures to her. And when she was initially rude to them like she was to Weston, they just persevered with love and kindness. The best part? Tessa adored them!
All and all, this book was such a joy to read. Of course, there were some things that I didn’t like( such as the odd s-Word used by Weston, or that Tessa’s mum wasn’t around, which was kinda sad) but they were only a few things.
My verdict? But this book, and read it if you need to be encouraged to push out of the struggles. Abbie, you’re amazing. Thank you for sharing hope with the world through this book. We love you!
P. S. I demand that this book is made into a movie. Hollywood needs some new ideas, so why not turn this book into a movie?