99 Days

99 Days

by Katie Cotugno

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062216403
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 46,066
Lexile: 940L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of Top Ten, Fireworks, 99 Days, and How to Love. She studied writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in fiction at Lesley University. Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, and Argestes, among others. She lives in Boston with her husband, Tom. www.katiecotugno.com

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99 Days 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book started off great. I really enjoyed her book, how to love, and I enjoy the way she sets up the stories with then and now. However, in this story she was back and forth throughout the entire story and the main character was very selfish and didn't think about anyone but herself through the whole book and ended up ruining things with both brothers. I would only read it if you are looking to be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, I was on Molly's side but to consistently crapping on people because you can't control yourself gets old fast. Like the old saying goes- you're going to be dumb then you've got to be tough
sydney123 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! I first fell in love with the cover, but the book held it on too. It was one of the books that you have to finish in one day. I think everyone should give it a chance. The only thing that bothered me was the ending, unless there is going to be a second book, which in that case i think it was fine.I will most certainly be reading her other books and the other ones to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love romance, I love angst, and I love happy endings. This gave me my trifecta but not in the way I anticipated. A good read, I'd love an update on everyone from 99 days, maybe 4 years later ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts good, but makes me angry. How much can a person do expecting not to get caught. Ending was disapointing at best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was reading this story I definitely got annoyed quick when Molly kept making some stupid decisions over and over again. I would have thought she would have learned and made up her mind already! I just felt it made her selfish and a jerk. But I also did find it annoying when the sister kept involving herself in all the mess too. It was pretty realistic though in the cheating, sleeping around and urges aspect of it all.
Goldenfurproductions More than 1 year ago
MY THOUGHTS After reading How to Love, I needed to read another book by Katie Cotugno! I didn't find this book quite as beautiful as How to Love, but I still found this book very engaging! Molly Barlow has one big regret that no one will ever let her forget. When her and her boyfriend, Patrick, got into a fight, Molly ended up sleeping with Patrick's brother. Molly kept the secret for years, until her mom publishes a book that is "based on her daughter's complicated relationship with two boys". People connect the dots and Molly runs off to a boarding school. Now, Molly is back for the summer, 99 days, until she goes off to college. Everyone still remembers her as a slut and she's more than happy to hide away in her room watching documentaries.But the summer has bigger plans for Molly.  This book focused on a controversial issue: Cheating. This is something that I really despise when someone does, so yes, this book was out of my comfort zone. This book, though, shows the reality of slut-shaming. Yeah, Molly made a stupid mistake and might've made things worse by not telling, but while she did all of this, she didn't fully deserve what happened to her. She is called a slut, her house egged, her car keyed, for this one mistaken. Yet, Gabe, Patrick's brother, who is as much to blame as Molly, has nothing happen to him. Molly herself doesn't realize this truth and believes she deserves all this and it takes all 99 of these days for her to realize that. Though, Molly does have many flaws. I was enjoying this book, loving it, until Molly made stupid decisions again. She saw what happened last time and I just couldn't understand why, when she's finally repairing things, would she make that mistake again. I thought she learned her lesson, but it takes another mistake for her to finally reach a point where she changes, hopefully for the better.  The romance in this book is obviously complicated. It takes love triangles to the realistic level. This complicated relationship is the main focus of the story, but this book is not about the romance. In fact, I wouldn't call this a romance at all. Calling it a love story would be laughable. Now, my thoughts on the two boys are different. I actually liked Gabe, which surprised me. Patrick, on the other hand, was a jerk. I understand his anger towards Molly in the beginning, but his actions later on in the book were ridiculous.  Lastly, this book has sort of an open-ended ending. At first, this upset me, but now I think it works the best for the book. I think it ended wonderfully. IN CONCLUSION Overall, this book focuses on a very controversial subject from the viewpoint of a girl who still needs to learn from her mistakes. I actually enjoyed reading this book and despite Molly's unlikeable characteristic, I begin to root for her to find her way. I strongly suggest that everyone should read Katie Cotugno!
18876111 More than 1 year ago
For me, this book was just okay, I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. There were sections where it was difficult to distinguish between the past and the present. I didn't like the way Molly treated her friends and some of the other people around her. I also had a problem with the fact that Gabe and Patrick screwed up too, but they didn't really have any consequences, it was a problematic double standard.
karsendinapoli More than 1 year ago
99 Days is a book that I could not put down it was so good! I loved how the chapters where set up at days. The book really related to me in many ways too! I highly recommend this book to high schoolers because I know many people can relate to this book and they will learn information about relationships and life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started of with a good story, but soon it got repetitive. Because I have to read every book all the way through, and not stop half way, it took me way to long to complete. It could of been better, but there was parts that definitely did not make sense. Don't recommend,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book had me reading for three straight days when ever I was able to. everyone may like the writing style but I liked it a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought the book had very surpising twiss and turns. I read the entire book in 24 hours.
TheMissCharley More than 1 year ago
Katie Cotugno is a halfway genius. This book was perfect to get me back into the thick of reading contemporary books again. 99 days goes exactly as the synopsis says. The main girl, Molly, could use some sense in her head though. I know what she was thinking, but I did not agree with it. I could connect with her though even after I realized how different we were. Let's talk about characters specifically Patrick. Patrick when he was in flashback form was cute and amazing until Bristol was brought up and then he was as a complete jerk. I love early flashback Patrick. I was rooting for him. Until Katie flips your entire thoughts around once Bristol is brought up. Then I got to loving Gabe even more than I already did. We'll talk about him later. Patrick in the now times was a bigger jerk and user than in late flashback form. I hated him with a passion and had no idea why Molly liked him! She went back and forth the entire book! And I was screaming into the book, okay actually more like a roar. I didn't really like that Katie had it dragged out that Molly still kinda liked Patrick. But in the end I appreciated it, okay not really, but it helped me love Gabe more. Gabe: Angel Gabriel was the perfect match for Mols. The entire book, besides when she's messing with Patrick, Molly talks about how RIGHT he feels. I feel that too. I think Gabe is more mature than Molly, but that they fit like a cliche puzzle piece pair. There's just no way to describe Gabe. Read the book. Molly doesn't deserve him. He was really sweet during the whole book not really expecting anything from her even though they've already had sex. I loved how Katie Cotugno puts in Tessa's character to complicate everything even more. The situation was a semi-BEAUTIFUL mess, besides Patrick. Glad I got to read it before it was out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Misleading excerpt ruins the entire book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's alright. But I don't believe everything that's going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More More More pls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book! The character Molly proves that no one's perfect. I love that. In lots of books that I read there's romance and it's all perfect but this is more real. I loved the characters. There are so many plot twists?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, bad ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast, easy, and enjoyable. Makes you think that maybe relationships aren't the most important thing .
Chancie More than 1 year ago
Juvenile, cliche, predictable, and ridiculous. The characters are horrific, irritating, and insufferable, the story is unrealistic and hard to enjoy, and it all overall feels like a culmination of all typical high school dramas rolled into one. The writing style is solid and enjoyable, but everything that goes with it is not. Very disappointing.
mollyreads More than 1 year ago
This book is very fast paced and addicting. While it isn’t exactly a butterflies-in-your-tummy, feel all the feels type contemporary, it definitely has its emotional moments. While all the characters are morally questionable, I believe that is what the author was going for: shining a light on topics that are so rarely discussed in YA/contemporary. There are also aspects that people can relate to whether it be figuring out what you want to do after high school, dealing with “mean girls” or family issues. There is just something about this book that will draw you in and hook you – but if you like your romance nice and neat with a ribbon tied around it, don’t read this.
Katie_breathofbooks More than 1 year ago
Something that both of Katie Cotugno's books have in common is that she isn't afraid to give her characters real flaws, and have them be not necessarily "likeable" characters. I think it makes the characters seem much more like real people, since they make mistakes, and I still end up usually liking these characters. As a reader, it is easy to see how Molly is torn between Gabe and Patrick, since I wasn't really one hundred percent sure who I preferred either, though I did have at least a slight preference. There were different things that made me like Gabe versus Patrick. I personally thought that I read more chemistry between Gabe and Molly, while Patrick and Molly had more of a cute shared history that I didn't want them to completely leave behind. Of course, the way Molly was torn between the two brothers was something that was going to hurt both her and the brothers' relationships with each other. Julia was the sister of the two brothers, and she had at one point been Molly's best friend. She was completely awful to Molly, and she shouldn't have really been that involved in something that was between Molly and her brothers. Even when Molly was dating one of the brothers and came over to the house invited by him, Julia tried to get her to leave and thought that she shouldn't be there. Julia was a bully to Molly, and while cheating isn't good, she didn't deserve that. Something that I liked in this book was the development of the friendships. One of these friendships is with Molly's former best friend Imogen. Imogen is still hurt because Molly left without telling her where she was going or telling her anything. It was clearly hard at first for Imogen to be friends with Molly again, but she really does make an effort which I appreciated. Imogen has a new best friend, Tess, who Molly befriends in this book as well. It's slightly awkward with Molly and Tess since Tess is Patrick's new girlfriend. Tess was really sweet, though, and I really liked her. If you like YA contemporary, read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty dramatic story! As Molly was counting down the days until she leaves for college, she found herself deciding how to make the last encounters with people who have been important to her. However, she learned that some relationships are worth keeping (like with her mother and her best friend) while some you have to move on from (like with Julia) if they aren't sparking anymore. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes "coming of age" stories, especially to high school seniors who aren't having ideal senior years, but are most likely going to a college that they feel comfortable with in a short while. Just like what Molly's roommate said, there are many more people to get to know in the world besides the people who you've known for a long time.
KristiHulsey More than 1 year ago
http://hulsey2007bookblog.blogspot.com/ This was a very enjoyable story. Its very fast paced. Very fun to read. Very emotional at times. Some parts will just rip your heart out. There are some parts that were just so fun to read. I loved the images you got in your head while reading it. Like you are really there. I loved the idea of the love triangle. Alot of people dont like them. But I do. And it was between brothers, it made the love triangle so much better to me. So the characters between Gabe and Patrick was so strenuous, they hated each other. To read about the strong hate it was so much fun. That sounds bad but it was so fun to read about. Then when you bring Molly into the relationship between the brothers. It just drives them crazy. Because they both have loved her. These characters have just really gotten to me. I just loved them. I was so not ready to give them up. I really wish there would be another book with these characters. Because they are just so fun. I would really like to know happens maybe the summer after the first year of college. For Patrick and Molly. I think I really liked Patrick with Molly the best. I just loved their chemistry. They had so much passion in this story. I just really need another book. Another story to what could happen after. There is a lot of cheating going on in this book. So if your not into that kind of thing please dont pick this up. I personally dont mind reading about this. This is a young adult story, about to be turned new adult. Because they are freshly out of highschool headed to college. Contemporary, romance. 4 Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely adored this book.