May 2, 2015

99 Days.

99 days.
katie cotugno.

Publisher Balzer + Bray
Publication Date:April 21,2015
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
 Source: Library | Goodreads.


Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me. 


Look at that cover, the title. Those two things were what captured my attention first and had me pick up a book, to see what it was about. Cover itself is unique, unlike the covers that I see on the books these days and that was one of effects that caught my attention. Of course the title too 99 Days it’s a type of title that has the reader ask themselves a question: 99 Days Of what? It was the first one that I asked myself, before reading what the book about. However I felt like I was hooked to the story already. I was already finding myself what was going to happen. 99 days wasn’t what I had expected to be, but it was my type of book. I did not want to pull myself away till I reached the end of the novel. It had love, friendship, and drama. For me, it was hard not to love the book. At beginning I was bit hesitant about the book, considering I read few negative reviews about the book. 99 days turned out to be one of those novels that I am glad I decided to check out anyways. 99 days had my attention from the first sentence to the last. A novel that is worth every page.

Molly: I’m not sure how I feel about her character. In beginning I felt sorry for her. I thought that way everyone seemed to be treating her when she came back wasn’t fair. Everybody makes mistakes, doesn’t mean that they deserve the harassment that Molly was getting. However, after what happened with her and Patrick while she was with Gabe, I wasn’t sure what to think of her. To me it seemed like she couldn’t make up between the two brothers, she kept going back and forth. I was surprised it even happened, considering how much Patrick made it clear when she came back that he wanted nothing to do with her. I had a big feeling through it all, that Patrick was using her. I felt more of connection between Molly and Gabe, he treated her better, supported her unlike Patrick when they were together. It sucks way it ended, but then it’s her own fault. Gabe wasn’t only one she hurt. I liked Tess and she just messed up their friendship. There were times through book that I wanted to tell her to Stop, to think about what she was doing. By end of the book I still had mixed feelings about Molly, she was bit of conflicted character.

I loved fact that this book wasn’t written in chapters, but in days and once I started reading the book, those days made sense why the book is titled 99 days. To me, it made a book seem more like of diary and it was easier to connect with Molly, with her character. Maybe that’s why I had conflicted emotions about character, due to fact that I knew so much about her. Since the novel took a place during summertime, once I reached the end of it, I wondered: What happened to Molly next? Did her and Gabe ever reconnect? The one thing that I noticed changed quite bit by the end, is her and her mother’s relationship. At beginning, I could tell she was angry with her mother because she wrote bestseller based on her daughter’s love life. But at the end, her mother was always there for her. Like when everything fell apart again. Molly just couldn’t seem to catch a break. It’s for best that she left, started over somewhere else. I loved everything about 99 days.

99 Days is beautifully written, filled with so much emotions, that you find yourself feeling them. A Story about Love, Loss, starting over , mistakes. If you like stories with a twists and lots of drama, 99 Days is a book you should check out.


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