99 Days

Days From the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen Molly Barlow is facing one long hot summer days with the boy whose heart she br

  • Title: 99 Days
  • Author: Katie Cotugno
  • ISBN: 9780062391148
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen.Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer 99 days with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for his brother.Day 1 Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that s how I know everyone still remembers everythFrom the acclaimed author of How to Love comes another stunning contemporary novel, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen.Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer 99 days with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for his brother.Day 1 Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that s how I know everyone still remembers everything She has every right to hate me, of course I broke Patrick Donnelly s heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe 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 wouldn t quit till he got me to come to this party, and I m surprised to find 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.

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    1. I like complicated situations and characters. What I don't like are characters who continue to willfully hurt others over and over and over and over and over again--including the few innocent/nice bystanders--and who otherwise have absolutely zero interesting or redeeming qualities. The double standard of girls being judged for sleeping around when guys aren't is a valid point, but it's mostly lost in the shuffle when the main character is so incredibly, knowingly stupid and behaves in such deva [...]

    2. Gabe’s still got his palm on my knee. He squeezes a bit, then slides his hand farther over, fingertips picking at the seam on the inner thigh of my jeans.That’s when Patrick nudges his leg against mine. My breath comes fast and ragged all of a sudden, and I concentrate on slowing it down so nobody will hear.The worst part is I can feel myself responding in other ways also, the low swoop of want in my stomach and the skin all over my body tightening up—and I don’t even know who I’m resp [...]

    3. 2 stars!I found this book through an ad that popped up when I was watching Pretty Little Liars and thought to myself, why not give it a try? It was on sale, I didn’t know what to read and because of the polarizing premise, I knew at the very least the story would keep my attention, a quality that’s very hard to find in books I read nowadays. And I was right – I was never bored but that ends the list of compliments I could ever give this book. “He was my best friend. He was my first love. [...]

    4. *This review is ranty and will possibly contain spoilers.Right off the bat, I need to tell you guys that Molly is an inconsiderate bitch. Half of the time I wished I could go into this book and teach this girl a lesson, because apparently, she can't learn from her mistakes on her own. She has to go prancing around and repeating the mistakes she's made before, and then throws herself a fucking pity party afterwards.See, the whole town shunned her for sleeping with her boyfriend's brother. And wh [...]

    5. Review 2.0 WHAT THE CRAP I don't remember ever being so angry with a contemporary book I would have smash it if it wasn't in my kindle. I desperately wanted to love this book.Oh god honestly.Okay this book is about a girl who use to dates a guy, but ends up breaking up with him because she screwed up with his brother. Now the synopsis makes it extremely intriguing right? Like it got me into wondering1) how will she resolve such a crisis 2) who is the guy she truly loves Now DONT LET IT FOOL YOUT [...]

    6. The storyline and the major characters are all shades of effed up. Seriously. I wanted to slap Molly’s mom in the face a hundred times, Molly a hundred and fifty. I was yelling every creative curse I can at her for all the times she succumbed to her weaknesses, selfishness and indecisiveness. I wanted to kick Patrick’s head for being a jerk and for experimenting on power tripping. I wanted to smash his and Gabe’s heads together for their egotistical contests at the expense of a girl’s fe [...]

    7. I finished 99 days last night and I woke up this morning still thinking about it. I’m not going to lie, it’s a tough read, and I feel like people are either really going to love this or really going to hate this. Cheating is always a hard topic to really get into. But here’s the thing… while the cheating may be the catalyst to a lot of what happens in this story, it’s not really what it is about once you get to that final page.Molly Barlow lives in the small town of Star Lake… she’ [...]

    8. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/A story about a love triangle? And I kinda liked it? I’m pretty sure I’m going to Hell for this one. Let me check the good book to make sure . . .Yep, the Bird Bible says I should get my handbasket ready ‘cause I’m going to burn for eternity.99 Days is the story of Molly Barlow and the Donnelly family who have been friends forever. At some point Molly’s playdates with the three siblings morphed into a different sort of playdate with Patrick Donn [...]

    9. Look, I enjoyed HOW TO LOVE, Katie Cotugno's debut novel last year. I thought it was original, a complex blend of ya and new adult with real life issues and solid writing. There's gonna be a LOT of spoilers happening in this post.What the flying frak happened here?Let's start with Molly. Molly comes home (aptly titled Day 1) and her house gets egged by her former boyfriend, Patrick's, sister Julia. Well, no big shock there. Molly did break apart Julia's family by sleeping with Julia and Patrick' [...]

    10. SO sorry guys, but this is just me ranting!This book pissed me off. BIG TIME.To be honest this was the first time I really wanted to set a book on fire. Which for me is sort of blasphemous. Like, don't get me wrong. I applaud Katie Cotugno for writing a story like this and for her writing style. But I can't say I loved this book, because these characters were SO annoying. Both guys were a**holes. The main protagonist was dumb. At the beginning I felt sympathy for her, but then I just wanted to s [...]

    11. I don't normally discuss books I didn't like on here, but this is one I can't NOT say something about. There will be spoilers so feel free to stop reading. You have been warned. If you have strong feelings against cheating, you will want to avoid this book. Cheating, betrayal, lies, bullying, self-pity and irresponsibility flow rampant throughout this story. Like Niagara Falls.Molly claims to love Patrick yet she sleeps with his older brother Gabe, who I actually liked for five minutes. But the [...]

    12. Wow, okay. So I ended up really enjoying this. It deals a lot with cheating and families and I know that a lot of people didn't like this book BECAUSE of that, but I feel like it was pretty well handled. I mean, obviously cheating sucks and there's pretty much no way around that, but I feel like this book is a great demonstration of WHY it sucks so much to cheat on someone who loves you and all the people it effects. Idk. I really enjoyed this. I definitely think it's better than Katie Cotugno's [...]

    13. Reviewed by: Hello Beautiful Book BlogA different kind of summer romance with a concept that will keep you fully engaged, even though some of the content will have you scratching your head.Despite some of the main character’s terrible choices there was definitely a level of entertainment something like a soap opera would bring to you. I just had a hard time connecting with the main character and some parts of the story line. However, 2 stars does not mean I hated it, it just means I thought it [...]

    14. An advance copy of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts are my own.This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.I'm just going to get to the point straightaway: there probably won't be many in-betweeners on this one. 99 Days is a book that you're likely to either love or loathe, depending on your stance on cheating and love triangles and how open-minded you are to either concept. I don't particularly enjoy reading about these things, bu [...]

    15. DNF --- 40%I. Do. Not. Recommend. This. Book.I was looking for a cute summer read to end of my summer break with. Gabe is adorable.The Writing-style is amazing.So why did I DNF this?Because of Molly. I don't think I've ever hated a book character as much as her. She is so self-absorbed and clueless and gosh I cannot stand her. All she does is blame everything else on her problems when it is her own fault. She is the one who cheated and she will not take any responsibility for it. Like no. Molly [...]

    16. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)This was an enjoyable YA contemporary romance, and as I got further into it I was desperate to know what would happen!I liked Molly, and I felt sorry for her and the way her mother had spilled all her secrets to the world. I can’t imagine that having your love life turned into a book and having everyone reading your most intimate confessions would be easy! I did think that [...]

    17. Cheating has a big part in this book and I personally felt uneasy reading about it. How could I root for someone who is cheating?It was addicting though and I couldn't stop reading. Full Review99 Days is the sophomore novel for Katie Cotugno. Living up to How to Love is almost impossible but I was willing to give 99 Days a go. 99 Days' plot was easy to get into and get hooked on. It counts up the days by each chapter. I was so excited to read it because, I mean, read the synopsis! Girl comes bac [...]

    18. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXTwhy is there no more book? I think my book is missing pages or something. I stayed up until 2 am for this really anticlimactic ending, my stomach rumbling from hunger with no red vines or twizzlers in sight. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the cuteness of it all. I rated it a 4 because Molly pissed me off a lot haha and I'm still not sure how I feel about the way it ended. The characters were 2 and a half dimensional (so not quite 3D but almost) and I felt conn [...]

    19. Um wow. I can definitely see why this has so many low ratings - I'm sitting at 2.5 stars. I'm just really not a fan of how the storyline went (there were so many directions it could've travelled but this is what was chosen?) the open ending, and how little remorse the heroine actually has for her actions. There's no decision making processes or care for how she was hurting many of her friends over and over. Side note: I despise when guys use like a lot. "Like, I don't even know who you are right [...]

    20. 4.5 stars99 Days was a book I found myself immediately caught up with, usually when a character finds their back against the wall, I always find myself rooting for them to pick themselves up and fight back. Molly Barlow made a big mistake and yes it ended up ruining one of the best relationships she had with the Donnelly’s, but this doesn’t mean she was the only one to blame, there were two people that made the mistake, but Molly was the only one who ended up dealing with the backlash and th [...]

    21. Visit Stay Bookish for more book reviews!Katie Cotugno’s debut novel, How To Love, was one of my favorite novels in 2013 and I was so psyched to hear about her new book. She excels in writing very complicated stories that I enjoy and I can definitely say her sophomore novel is just as messy but captivating.“I don’t know how I became this person, one of those girls with a lot of drama around her. A person whose romantic garbage literally fills an entire book.”I couldn’t stop myself from [...]

    22. I’m surprised about my reaction to 99 Days. This is a book I normally wouldn't like because of the love triangle between a girl and two brothers, but for some reason it kept me interested, and I never really had the urge to punch Molly in the face. I must have been in a really good mood because under different circumstances, I would have dropped this story like a bad habit. 99 Days takes place after Molly returns home after finishing her senior year at a boarding school states away from her ho [...]

    23. Uzun bir öpücük değildi, sadece buradasın der gibi bir dokunuştu. İşte buradasın, diye düşünüp başımı kaldırmıştım. Duvardan sarkan, okuduğumuz dergiler gibi yıllardır babasına ait olan o kafesli ampulden yansıyan ışığın vurduğu yüzüne bakmıştım.İşte buradasın.2,5/5🌟🌟Gerçekten kalbimi çok kıran bir kitaptı kendisi. Elime geçtiği gibi okuduğum kitabı bırakıp resmen üstüne zıpladım. Yazardan Beni Yine Sev kitabını okumuş çok beğenmiş [...]

    24. *Source: I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.I definitely got sucked into 99 Days! It was tough to pull away from at many times. It wasn't until the end, though, that I looked back and thought, "wow, that was REALLY good." Events in the end made me appreciate how things were handled in this book, even if I did get upset with the main character's actions on quite a few occasions. You will most likely be upset with Molly. She made some really bad decisions and she may [...]

    25. ¡FELICIDADES A MOLLY! Por ser una de las protagonistas más horrendas con las que me crucé en mi vida, le dediqué una entrada en mi blog: PROTAGONISTAS QUE MERECEN UN FLECHAZO EN LA FRENTE , en donde explico por qué es horrenda y por qué no le recomendaría este libro ni a peor enemigo :D No se la pierdan ;)1.5 y solo porque el final fue decente (lo único, de hecho).I JUST CAN'T.Este libro atrasa al menos 100 años.Es irritable y misógino. En un momento de enojo, Molly se acuesta con el h [...]

    26. Holy shit. I'm going to leave the rating blank for now because I need to think about this one for a little. It gets ugly and it's messy and it's confused people making stupid decisions and I got so mad but I think I also love it? It's impossible not to have a reaction to this book. I don't think anyone is ever going to label this as "a perfectly fine/nice book" and I'm actually really excited about that, but I think it's also going to be a very polarising read. If you liked Cracked Up to Be, 17 [...]

    27. A fast, light contemporary that perfectly sets the mood for a relaxing summer beach day. I love the set up of the story, how each chapter is a different day, 1-99. However, from beginning to end, it feels like Molly, the main character, comes full-circle, and by that I mean she ends up where she started. Overall 3/5 stars; not the best book, but it has its moments of beauty.

    28. Quick review for a not-so quick read, but to me was still worth the time. Oh, how the heck am I going to expound upon this book? It's a hard sell and I understand the range of emotions as to how people whether really liked it or absolutely loathed the experience of reading it. The pretty cover on my edition of this book will fool you. You come in thinking that this might be a happy-go-lucky novel of relationships, but then you read the blurb and the collective story and think "THIS IS NOT LIGHT [...]

    29. Here's my disclaimer: This book, as I am sure many of you have heard, is a bit shall we say, polarizing. There are topics that may make people uncomfortable, like cheating, love triangles, lies and betrayal. But here is another thing this book is: honest, and quite frankly, realistic.I don't think I need to announce it, but I will: Molly is flawed. Flawed as hell. But I liked her, somehow. I think it was because she was very aware of her flaws. She wasn't making excuses, or blaming someone else, [...]

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