"I had a road to choose. And I chose the hard one." ~ 40%
The story opens on a tragic note. Tessa, 16-year-old poetry blogger, is involved in a car accident that causes her to lose eyesight for a minimum of 100 days. The condition is transient cortical blindness. Of course she is terrified that her vision may never return. But her thoughtful grandparents hire a typist to help Tessa continue writing and blogging.
Weston is a teenage boy with a bright smile and no legs. He understands why Tessa feels helpless, angry and afraid. He is eager to be her typist under one condition—keep his disability a secret from Tessa. After all, she cannot see his body so why tell? He sees an opportunity to be treated like a normal person and not a sob story.
"The blind see, the lame walk..." ~ 77%
Everything kept in the dark comes to light. As the two teenagers grow closer, time is ticking. In less than 100 days, Tessa's sight will return and Weston has to either quit or overcome his fear of being seen. The cover may be bright and joyful but the content is sensitive.
I put this new novel in the category of young adult heartfelt stories. Abbie Emmons' debut novel rightfully stands on the shelf besides Rainbow Rowell, John Green and Kim Holden. It tugged at my heartstrings at just the right moments. It is written so well that I couldn't help but sympathize with both main characters. Imagine if...
Happy Early Pub Day, Abbie Emmons! 100 Days of Sunlight will be available Wednesday, August 7.
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: 100 Days of Sunlight
Author: Abbie Emmons
Published: August 2019
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