TJ Burns, August 29, 2016
I really loved this book. 100 Days by Nicole McInnes was such an inspiring read.
Three 15-year-olds, all insecure, all facing life’s most difficult challenges, all uncertain as to who they are, who they want to be, and where they are going, all attempt to find their way as best they can.
The most fascinating aspect of this book was following each teenager’s train of thought, and noticing how starkly they misjudged the motivations and intentions of others, and how crassly they misjudged their own desires, capabilities, weaknesses, and strengths. Reading this book was an eye-opening experience for me.
On top of the usual pubescent insecurities and angst, these three teenagers have to deal with additional strains, difficulties, and tragedies – a rare fatal disease and parents’ divorce, and all-consuming weight problem, the death of a parent and incapacitating depression of the other parent – each one struggling to find his/her way as best as s/he can. The real beauty of the story lies in the way each of these struggling teenagers, despite their own difficulties, is able to be a crutch and play a crucial role in assisting the others in overcoming their most difficult challenges.
I can highly recommend this book to teenagers and adults alike.
Published August 23rd 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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