100 Days of Sunlight

100 Days of Sunlight

by Abbie Emmons

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Overview

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.

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Advance praise for 100 Days of Sunlight:

"100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons is a rare gem of a book, from the gorgeous cover, all the way through to the final page. I was completely charmed by the story of Tessa and Weston, and loved bearing witness to their beautiful journey. This is an emotional, heart-rending read that will trigger all of the feels, and will have you falling in love with Tessa and Weston. Beautifully written and stunningly profound, I devoured every insightful word of this story. I highly recommend treating yourself to this lovely book."
- Reader Review

"I breezed through this warm and fuzzy story! It had me laughing out loud, shedding a few tears and rooting for Tessa and Weston. A great uplifting read!"
- Reader Review

"100 Days of Sunlight is a book that works for both middle grade and high school students. ... As the mom of a middle grade reader, I will definitely purchase a copy of this (when it is available in book form) for my 12 year old to read. As a high school English teacher, I also feel that this will be a great addition to our school library due to the content and the powerful message of hope and resilience."
- Teacher Review

"I absolutely loved this book. Tessa and Weston were both really interesting characters.Their journey was fantastic. ... This is an extremely clean YA book, so it's a great book for pre-teens and teens."
- Librarian Review

"I quite enjoyed this novel, it was a quick read but positive, uplifting and very much what you need for a pick me up. The themes of disability and healing are treated beautifully and I particularly loved how much it stressed 'there's nothing you can't do'. ... I would recommend this to anyone who wanted to have some positive and good and healthy disability representation in their lives."
- Reader Review

"I absolutely adored this book and will purchase a copy for my classroom library when it is published. What a cute twist on YA love story. ... This would also be great to be adapted to a movie as well."
- Teacher Review

"This was a compellingly sweet story of two teenagers finding first love in the most charmingly unfortunate way. Everything about it feels so raw and realistic. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future."
- Bookseller Review

"Emmons crafts beautiful characters, whose lives you can't help but dive headfirst into, whose goals and ambitions become your own as quickly as their trials and conflict. She possesses an understanding of the hope that comes with a teenage love and the heartbreak which so often holds its hand. Bringing you back to a time when you first felt that fleeting rush of butterflies and adrenaline and transporting you into another world. ... Her book makes the ordinary extraordinary, within her writing she uncovers the joy of everyday life and gives you a feeling of optimism that will last long after you've turned the final page."
- Reader Review

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161401545
Publisher: Abbie Emmons
Publication date: 08/07/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 159,795
File size: 759 KB

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.

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100 Days of Sunlight 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Kaitie-Maday 8 months ago
Disclaimer: I was given an advance reader copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I couldn't put this book down, I completely sucked into the story. The journey of healing, friendship, and love that Tessa and Weston are on feels so real and relatable that you don't want the story to end. It makes you laugh, cry, and also will break your heart but that is why this is such as wonderful book. Tessa loses her sight temporarily due to a head injury from a car accident and Weston is a double amputee. The entire time that Weston is helping Tessa, she has no idea that he has no legs and can actually relate to her situation much more than she believes that he can. Weston doesn't want Tessa knowing about his legs because he likes being treated like a whole person, rather than someone with a disability. This book is a wonderful reminder that people who have a disability are not their disability. I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous 8 months ago
THIS IS MY FAVE BOOK OF THE YEAR I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!! I'm sure that no other book of 2019 can top this!! (Would love to be proven wrong cos anything better than this is a heckin masterpiece, but I'm not counting on it) WOW okay i need to organise my thoughts cos I have so manyyyyyyyy Characters?! A HUGE 10/10 LOVE LOVE LOVE!! The romance?! MY HEARTTTTTTT Literally so cuteeeeee I want a Weston in my life so baddddd this was literally the cutest thing I've ever read!! And it was just so heartfelt and the emotions, and the rep, and just everything was so spot on!! Also this gorgeous yellow cover gives me LIFE!! Definitely cannot wait to get my self a physical copy of this masterpiece!!
TheNatureofPages 9 months ago
100 Days of Sunlight is a book I devoured! The writing was lovely and spun a story of hope and love. The narrator, Tessa, is a character I can instantly relate to. While we don't have similar issues, she's a book blogger who deeply loves her friends. The reliance on her friend group that plays a role within the story is a delightful one; as someone constantly involved in the online book community, reading about a girl who loves her online friends is a rarity, and I am so happy to see it within 100 Days of Sunlight. Weston is such a sweetheart! He was my favorite of the two (sorry, Tessa!) and I loved his optimistic views and refusal to give up on Tessa. His point of view had me crying in some parts and laughing in others. The two characters bounced off of each other wonderfully, and their interactions felt incredibly real as if I might walk into a coffee store and overhear them! It is easy to see how much love for books was poured into the making of this novel. Abbie Emmons is an authortuber/booktuber who knows what it's like to have your life revolve around books. From mentions of Tessa's rainbow shelves to feeling like the bookstore is a second home, I loved the little references into a book bloggers life. 100 Days of Sunlight is a beautiful novel, full of hope, optimism, and the power of believing in one another. Abbie Emmons wrote a delightful book, and I can't wait to see what she does next!
Lizzieblovestoread 9 months ago
I received this advanced reader copy compliments of NetGalley and Abbie Emmons in exchange for my honest review. This book was such a heartwarming, clever, and thought-provoking read. My father suffered from the loss of his sight due to a brain tumor being in his occipital lobe. In other words, his eyes were fine, but the tumor affected his occipital lobe, which controls our vision. This brought back a lot of emotion when thinking about the loss of sight after once having it. Tessa Dickinson, a 16-year old poet/blogger who is home schooled, and has been raised by her grandparents is in a terrible car accident and loses her sight due to head trauma. She is expected to make a full recovery in approximately 100 days, but how does a 16-year old who lives on the computer continue to write poetry without her vision? Every night her dreams haunt her and she wakes up in a panic having to relive the accident over and over again. Her grandparents decide to place an ad in the newspaper for a typist, and withhold the information from Tessa. When she finds out, she demands they remove the ad, but unfortunately someone has already seen it, even though it never went to print. Enters Weston Ludovico, who’s dad runs the newspaper. Weston sees the ad prior to print, and is immediately drawn to Tessa. As you can imagine, Tessa is none too happy for Weston to show up when she thought she was in the clear. She is so angry she can barely think straight or speak, so she kicks him out, telling him never to return again. The silly thing is, Weston doesn’t take no for an answer. He is strong-willed and optimistic, and chooses to return the next day, and the next, until finally Tessa warms up to him. Only after she tries her hardest to make him go away by making his job extremely difficult, but Weston doesn’t give up. Weston pushed his way into Tessa’s life, because she has no vision. He knew that he would finally be treated as a normal human being instead of pitied, because...he has no legs. Weston smiles at the opportunity to be cussed at, hated, and demeaned. Time passes and Tessa begins to warm to Weston. They begin taking adventures together, with many bumps in the road. Tessa is beginning to find happiness in the beauty of the world through her other senses, besides vision alone. Weston is counting down the days until Tessa can finally see him and send him on his way, and Tessa is counting down the days until she can finally see him and relish in his kindness and beauty. Thank you to NetGalley, and Abbie Emmons for the opportunity to read this book.
ScrapNSign 9 months ago
100 Days of Sunlight is a beautifully compelling book that everyone should read! The story of Tessa and Weston will make you appreciate the little things we take for granted, and your problems seem small. I love that everyone respected Westons wishes to keep his secret from Tessa, so she truly got to know him for who he is, not as others see him. Such a great story, it really puts life into perspective and I can't wait to read it again. Perfect for fans of John Green!