Blog Tour: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Posted April 17, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: 99 Days by Katie Cotugno99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Published by Balzer + Bray on 4/21/15
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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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.

Review

I have to say my favorite thing about this book is that it’s written in almost a diary format.  You get a look at each day of Molly’s summer at home before college.

I’m not going to lie there are times when I really disliked Molly.  It seems like she keeps making the same bonehead mistakes over and over.  You would think she learned when things got bad before.  But I think with how everything happens Molly turns into a likeable person.  The whole point of living is learning from your mistakes, and I think this girl has that covered.  I did like Gabe.  He’s very easy going and carefree.  There are moments where Patrick is decent, but they are few and far between.  Both have a tendency to act like idiots.

One thing I think this book dealt with well, is the unfairness in how guys and girls are treated after accusations fly.  Girls always get labeled this heinous thing when something happens, rumor or truth.  And guys don’t suffer any consequences.  It’s frustrating and,  99 Days brings that to the forefront.  Another is the notion that sometimes we get so caught up in our relationships that we become this one entity, and forget that each person has their own things that they like.  Being in a relationship doesn’t mean dictating what the other can/can’t do.

99 Days is a fast read.  It will have you flipping the pages to see how Molly is going to handle her situation, and any backlash from it.

 

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About Katie Cotugno

Katie Cotugno went to Catholic school for thirteen years which makes her, as an adult, both extremely superstitious and prone to crushes on boys wearing blazers. She routinely finds herself talking about the romantic endeavors of characters on TV shows as if they actually exist in the world.

Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Broadkill Review, The Apalachee Review, and Argestes, as well as on Nerve.com. Her first novel, HOW TO LOVE, is due out from Balzer + Bray on October 1st, 2013.

The great loves of Katie’s life include child’s pose, her little sister, and mozzarella and honey sandwiches. She lives in Boston (and in sin) with her boyfriend, Tom.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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