“Outstanding! Emmons writes with gorgeous mastery of emotions, especially worthy in this book about overcoming limitations and fear. The interplay between characters positively sings, and we get all the feels in their dance of closeness/rage. I didn't feel the usual YA themes and conflicts here. Like many kids have to deal with real pain, here they step beyond any clichés into some kind of magic about deciding to connect. I also loved the element of facing change. This marvelous novel pounds at the heart, provides amazing visuals (the flowers!) and stands out for its originality. This is a case of a stellar plot, stellar characterization, setting and pace in the hands of a truly talented author. Well done. I loved my time with this story.”
- Sharon Naylor, author of It’s Not My Wedding: But I’m in Charge
"100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons is a rare gem of a book, from the gorgeous cover, all the way through to the final page. I was completely charmed by the story of Tessa and Weston, and loved bearing witness to their beautiful journey. This is an emotional, heart-rending read that will trigger all of the feels, and will have you falling in love with Tessa and Weston. Beautifully written and stunningly profound, I devoured every insightful word of this story. I highly recommend treating yourself to this lovely book."
- Reader Review
“This book was fantastic. If you loved Five Feet Apart, you will also love this. Due to it being a YA book, it was a quick read. However, the depth of the characters and their relationships was astonishing. This book examined so many different facets of love. A parents’ love for their children, a grandparents’ love for their granddaughter, a love between friends, and a first love between two young people.”
-Terra W, Elementary School Teacher
“Guys, I am so incredibly happy. This book is everything I needed it to be and more. I cried, I laughed, I swooned. As someone with severe chronic illness, I completely related with both Tessa's anger and Weston need to find someone who would look past his own different abilities. I am so happy this book exists, and Abbie- thank you. As someone who needed this book, thank you.”
- reader review
“I absolutely adored this YA romance. It is wholesome and totally appropriate for a younger audience but sweet and fun for adults as well. Perfect for fans of The Sun is Also a Star and To All The Boys I’ve Loves Before, this love story looks at one happens when you can no longer depend on sight. Even though you will guess the ending of the book, it is well written and I became emotional while reading it. It’s a perfect book to sit and binge-read.”
- Beyond the Bookends blog
“100 Days of Sunlight is a sweet & humorous YA contemporary romance, and while contemporary novels are not what I usually gravitate towards, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s a poetic and easy read with clever use of formatting that does a good job of balancing difficult topics with inspiring themes and steady doses of humor. Abbie did a fantastic job of creating realistic characters, and I could empathize with both Tessa & Weston throughout the novel. The use of the five senses throughout the novel was very clever & well executed! It’s also full of great themes, including: family, hope, forgiveness, perseverance, resilience, and figuring out the qualities you already have to be grateful for, not what you wish you had.”
- Katrina J, Librarian at NDLD
"Emmons crafts beautiful characters, whose lives you can't help but dive headfirst into, whose goals and ambitions become your own as quickly as their trials and conflict. She possesses an understanding of the hope that comes with a teenage love and the heartbreak which so often holds its hand. Bringing you back to a time when you first felt that fleeting rush of butterflies and adrenaline and transporting you into another world. … Her book makes the ordinary extraordinary, within her writing she uncovers the joy of everyday life and gives you a feeling of optimism that will last long after you've turned the final page."