100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons

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.
-from the back cover

This book is amazing! Everything about it! Seriously, I cannot recommend this enough. It was so sweet and full of perfect moments.
I was laughing a lot. In the middle of class. In the dentist office. Late at night. (shh, don't tell)
I was living the life of the characters. Not literally, but it sure felt like it. I didn't want to go back into the Real World. The characters are sticking with me and calling me back into the story.
Weston offered a unique viewpoint in YA fiction that I don't often see. He had overcome his obstacles, through much work. He was a bright ray of sunlight in a dark world, intent on sharing his perspective with others.
Tessa. . .She was going through a lot and her whole personality just drew me in. Her reactions to everything that she experienced seemed very realistic.
I rarely actually root for two people to become a couple in YA fiction, but this book was different. They both taught each other and encouraged the other to become a better person.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Thank you Abbie Emmons for giving me a book hangover. Also, I need more books.

Rating: 5 Stars
Content: 1 Star (63 uses of language)
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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