Celebrating Debutantes 2016: 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen (Movie Cast and Giveaway)

Celebrating Debutantes 2016 Second Wave

I’m super thrilled to have author Shari Goldhagen here on the blog today as part of Celebrating Debutantes 2016 event. Shari will be sharing to us her casting pick for her debut YA contemporary novel 100 Days of Cake.

To know more about Shari and 100 Days of Cake, check the author’s bio and book’s description that follows after the guest post, as well as links where to find Shari and where to buy copies of the book.

Also, don’t forget to check the giveaway at the bottom of this post. Enjoy reading!

Here’s Shari with her casting pick for 100 Days of Cake

When I’m writing, I really try to invent a character from the ground up, so I don’t usually have a picture of any actual person in mind. Still it’s always fun, when the book is done, to fantasize about who might play the characters in the movie.


Hailee Steinfeld

Molly: Hailee Steinfeld

Molly will be eighteen in a few months, and in some ways she’s grown up and worldly and jaded, but in other ways not so much. She’s got a really flat sense of humor, but she’s also vulnerable. I could Hailee Steinfeld showing those contradictions well.

Chloe Moretz

Veronica: Chloe Grace Moretz

In the book, Molly’s sister has dark hair and is taller than Chloe, but the If I Stay star’s energy seems right. V is a pretty girl, and to a lot of people that’s her identity, but she’s got a bit of an edge and is smarter than people, even her family, give her credit. All that said, she’s still only 15 and not quite ready for the responsibility her mom dumps on her.

Tye Sheridan

Alex: Tye Sheridan

Tye seems to be everywhere, but weirdly I think I’ve only seen him in Mud. Still I can totally see him rocking out—all be it self-consciously—in Alex’s band.

J Lo

Mrs. Bryne: Jennifer Lopez

This definitely wasn’t anything close to the mental picture I had when I was writing her, but now I kind of see Jennifer Lopez as Molly’s mom. Sure she’s ridiculously put together and beautiful and a little cheesy, but she also has this kind of goofy sweetness to her—like I could see J.Lo coming up with the idea that making a cake every day might cheer someone up. And of course she’d be doing the baking in five-inch heels.

 Matthew Rhys

Dr. B: Matthew Rhys

Molly’s psychologist is someone she initially dismissed as some dude in his 30s. But as she comes to rely on him more and more, she realizes that, oh yeah, he’s actually pretty darn hot.      I love Matthew Rhys on The Americans; he does a really great job of making you understand his emotions and motivations even as he’s doing morally complex things. So I’d love to see him as Molly’s therapist.

Camren Bicondova

Elle: Camren Bicondova

With all her causes and righteous rage, Molly’s best friend can be a lot to handle, but she can also be sweet and really, cripplingly insecure when it comes to social interactions. Cameren has some of that toughness, as well as that toughness that’s really just a defense mechanism.


Thank you so much Shari for sharing to us your casting pick for 100 Days of Cake.


Shari GoldhagenShari Goldhagen is the author of the adult novels IN SOME OTHER WORLD, MAYBE (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) and FAMILY AND OTHER ACCIDENTS (Doubleday, 2006), and the YA novel 100 DAYS OF CAKE (Atheneum, 2016). A fellow at both Yaddo and MacDowell, Shari writes about pop culture, travel and relationships for publications including Salon, Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly, Life & Style Weekly, and DaySpa. She lives in NYC with her husband and daughter.

Find Shari

Website | Goodreads | Twitter

ABOUT THE BOOK100 Days of CakeBook Details:
Title: 100 Days of Cake
Author: Shari Goldhagen
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover, eBooks

Get well soon isn’t going to cut it in this quirky and poignant debut novel about a girl, her depression, an aggressive amount of baked goods, and the struggle to simply stay afloat in an unpredictable, bittersweet life.

Every other senior at Cove High School might be mapping out every facet of their future, but Molly Bryne just wants to spend the rest of the summer (maybe the rest of her life) watching Golden Girls reruns and hanging out with her cute coworker at FishTopia. Some days, they are the only things that get her out of bed. You see, for the past year, Molly’s been struggling with depression, above and beyond industry-standard teen angst. Crushing on her therapist isn’t helping, and neither is her mom, who is convinced that baking the perfect cake will cure her—as if icing alone can magically make her rejoin the swim team or care about the SATs.

Ummm, no, not going to happen.

But when Molly finds out FishTopia is turning into a lame country diner, her already crummy life starts to fall even more out of her control, and soon she has to figure out what— if anything—is worth fighting for. 100 Days of Cake is a quirky and poignant story of a girl, her depression, an aggressive amount of baked goods, and the struggle to simply stay afloat in an unpredictable, bittersweet world.

Book Links: Amazon | Book Depository | B&N | Goodreads | Publisher


What’s up for Grab?

  • copy of 100 Days of Cake

The Rules:

  • Open to US/Canada residents only
  • There will be one (1) winner only
  • Winner will be chosen by rafflecopter
  • Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
  • Ends September 02, 2016
  • Prizes will be sent by the publisher

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

Treat yourself to a complete #CelebratingDebutantes2016 experience. Click the image below for the full list of schedule and links to each second wave feature post!

CD2016 Second Wave Collage

4 thoughts on “Celebrating Debutantes 2016: 100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen (Movie Cast and Giveaway)

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