Agnes doesn’t know it yet, but she has 100 days left to live. She has progeria–a disease that makes a child’s body age way faster than normal (and Agnes, at 16, is lucky to have survived this long). Her best friend, Moira, takes care of her like a bodyguard and a mom, escorting her through the halls so she doesn’t get injured and driving her in a special car seat to and from school. But Agnes doesn’t want to be coddled. She knows she isn’t long for this world, so she wants to live it up, get all the experiences that she’s missed out on in her short life.
One day, they bump into their old friend, Boone, in the cafeteria. This sets in motion a series of days full of grief, hardship, but also friendship.
Told from alternating views of all three characters and counting down from day 100, this is a light read that also deals with some somber topics. It’s a great reminder to keep your friends close, enjoy every moment you have with loved ones, and to experience everything possible while you can.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.