6 June 2015

Review: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

99 Days
Author: Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer+Bray (HarperCollins)
Publication Date: April 21, 2015

Goodreads Summary:

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.
Eighty-seven days of summer to go, and history is repeating itself. The last thing I want is to come between the Donnelly brothers again…but the truth is, the Donnellys stole my heart a long time ago. 


I originally planned to buy the hardbound edition, but it was already out of stock when I tried to reserve it. Thank you to my sister for finding me a paperback. I was desperate.

Molly Barlow left Star Lake to get away from a mistake she made. When she returns for summer, it’s clear that everyone still remembers everything.

The writing is good- no boring part for me! The story was made more realistic in a not-annoying way: the days wherein the MC did nothing significant. Not just not-annoying, but also good. Like a break-ish from all the drama.

The really nice thing about this book is the character development. Molly Barlow, from “they all hate me” to “I’ve had enough.”  

I’m done. And I’m walking away.

Imogen is my favorite character, and I think she’s the best one in this story. She’s such a true friend. I just love her character.

I'm not a fan of love triangles, but this one had a twist in it. While the Molly-Gabe parts were wonderful, the Molly-Patrick parts were annoying, except for the throwback stuff. Molly still messing around with Patrick- no, just no. Like seriously, are you trying to fix this? You cannot have everything, make a choice or leave both of them. 

Julia's reaction to Molly's mistake was one of the few things I dislike in this book. Dude, stop overreacting. Now, Molly's mom- why on Earth would she write about her daughter's (very very) personal life? No, just no.

"I came here to make sure your freaking mom doesn't write about the lesbian down the road, that's all. We good?"

I really like this book. 99 DAYS DESERVES A MOVIE! :D


  1. I'm glad you liked this one, Erin.

    I still haven't gotten to it, but it's sitting on my bed, and one of my next reads. I hope I like it just as much as I enjoy Cotugno's debut. :)

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

    1. Hi Erin! :)

      I haven't read How to Love yet, but I'm planning to. And yes, hope you like 99 Days!

    2. How to Love is so so so good! It's a bit more on the mature side, but I love when YA does that. :)


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