9 DAYS AND 9 NIGHTS by Katie Cotugno


Age Range: 13 & up
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After the unfortunate events of 99 Days (2015), Molly Barlow has spent the past year molding herself into someone she thinks other people will like.

Now it’s the summer before her sophomore year at Boston University, and she’s spending nine days in Europe with Ian, her boyfriend of five months. Things are going well: Bookish Ian is funny and sweet and has just told Molly he loves her (in the Tower of London, of all places). It’s the perfect holiday! Then, there he is, on a platform on the Underground—Gabe, Molly’s ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately for Molly, mega-extrovert Ian does the worst thing possible: He invites Gabe and his girlfriend to travel with them. Molly, who used to be more impulsive, has been trying to erase that part of herself—the part that got her into so much trouble back home—by carefully scheduling every moment of the trip. However, as old emotions bubble to the surface and she tries to ignore her lingering feelings for Gabe, Molly will have to learn that in order to be her best self, she doesn’t have to erase who she really is. With the exception of Molly’s brown-skinned college roommate (who appears briefly in flashbacks), everyone appears to be white.

For fans of the previous book who want to know whether Molly finds happiness. (Fiction. 13-adult)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-06-267409-8
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2018


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