99 Days by Katie Cotugno
April 21, 2015
Balzer + Bray
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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.
[note note_color=”#BFD1D1″ text_color=”#ffffff”]I received this book for free from Edelweiss + HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.[/note]
First sentence: “Julia Donnelly eggs my house the first night I’m back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything. “
This pretty sums up my reading experience of 99 Days—
Day 1: Ready to embrace 99 Days.
Day 25: Totally sucked into this story. Need to know more.
Day 48: Ughhhh, so dull. WHY IS NOTHING EXCITING HAPPENING? WHY IS EVERYBODY SO ANNOYING?
Day 99: Thank god I’m finished with this book. *tosses book away*
99 Days follows Molly Barlow who returns to her hometown for the summer and discovers that her scandal with the Donnelly brothers has not been forgotten or forgiven. She has to deal with the repercussions of her actions as well as an angry Donnelly sister who makes her feelings about Molly very clear by egging her house and whatnot; the two Donnelly brothers who seem to still have feelings for her despite everything that happened; a friend who isn’t there for her (but she really isn’t at fault); a mom Molly refuses to talk to because of her part in the scandal; and a summer job that gives Molly her only sense of peace.