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Every Other Weekend

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  40 reviews
What if your safe place…is a person?

Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a cowa
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2020 by Inkyard Press
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    Nilufer Ozmekik
    Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
    For sniff, sniff, again four (sniveling noises), okay let’s try again four ( sobbing sounds, this comes from my husband because I told him the plot of the book and he actually started to sob while he was chopping onions for his signature meatballs!), okay FOUR OH GOD I CRIED SO MUCH, THIS BOOK IS REALLY SAD, HEART WRENCHING and I think I’m gonna binge watch “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “SNL” episodes to recover from it stars!!!

    Wow, this is way of too angsty, heartbreaking
    Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
    Witty yet poignant story of love in a hopeless place

    Perfectly developed story about a pair of teens from broken homes who meet at the crappy apartment complex of their fathers, who have custody of them every other weekend. Both teens have heavy issues they are dealing with in their personal and family lives. They find escape, comfort and joy in being together when they would otherwise have nothing.

    Jolene Timber is a rich girl from the city whose par
    Susan's Reviews
    Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This was an absolute masterpiece! I wanted to insert so many quote-worthy passages from this extremely well-written novel, but I decided to let you discover the beauty of Abigail Johnson's prose for yourself. (I also want to use words like "stunning, highly intelligent, topical and relevant - A MUST READ!!!)

    Abigail Johnson has created such endearingly unforgettable characters in Jolene and Adam. Jolene will crack you up with her wicked wit, her bravado and dramatic self-deprecating w
    Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    "It was a love story. Not romantic exactly, but the kind of love that maybe lasts beyond passion and heartache. It was a story of friendship, with all its possibilities laid out in front of it."

    What a powerful story of love that enflames between two teens in a hopeless world. What can I tell you about Abigail's writing? It's gut wrenching, inspiring, beautiful, and absolutely well worth every page. This is the third book that I've read from Abigail and she continues to impress with w
    Candace Robinson
    I’m pretty picky with contemporary but I loved the writing and dialogue in this. It felt a little young to me which I feel like would be absolutely perfect for teens!
    Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I’m not sure if it was Abigail’s intention to leave me sobbing on an airplane with no one to talk to about my feelings but here we are.
    Samantha Young
    Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Every Other Weekend delves into many important topics for young people and Abigail Johnson does this with remarkable skill through the two very distinctive voices of Adam and Jolene. I loved Adam. His grief felt real and relatable, as did his flaws and actions, but mostly I loved his kindness and modern sense of honor. We need more heroes in YA like Adam! As for Jolene, she’s my kind of heroine. Passionate and driven, all the while hiding her vulnerability behind snark and banter. Jolene’s emoti ...more
    Clockwork  Bibliophile
    Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for sending me a digital arc of this book.

    Adam Moynihan used to have a normal, happy life until his brother died in an accident two years ago. Now his mother constantly cries, his father moved out to a different apartment and he and his other brother can't be civil to each other for more than a minute. Jolene Timber's life has always been a nightmare but it got even worse after her parent's divorce. Her parents keep using her as a pawn in their
    Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Jolene is an aspiring filmmaker and she wishes her life were more like the movies. Her divorced parents are the worst. They use her as ammunition to hurt each other and don't care at all how much damage they're doing to her in the process. She has to go stay at her dad's crappy apartment every other weekend, and those days are the longest of her entire month. Until Adam and his brother, Jeremy, come to stay with their dad in HIS crappy apartment every other weekend. Adam's parents are separated ...more
    Katy Upperman
    Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: young-adult
    You know those rare books that are so fantastically executed, with concepts so wonderfully unique, you wish you’d written them yourself? For me, EVERY OTHER WEEKEND is one of those books. I adored every moment I spent with this story. Abigail’s writing reads as effortless. Her character are so deftly drawn, they feel like real people; Adam and Jolene made me laugh out loud, and they also made me profoundly sad. I can’t recommend this story enough — please pick it up when it releases in January!
    Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: new-release-2020
    Thank you to Netgalley, Harlequin TEEN and Abigial Johnson for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    “Look, are you going to be around a lot?”
    “Every other weekend.”
    He hung his head. “Me too.”
    I didn’t bother with a fake smile. “Yippee.”

    Every Other Weekend, my second Abigail Johnson novel I’ve read, was almost unputdownable for me. Not because it was a thrilling page turner, but because I was so invested in these characters I needed to find out what was going to happen next. I even ha/>
    Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

    Full review here:

    *Thank you to Harlequin Teen and NetGalley for sending me an advanced copy of Every Other Weekend in exchange for an honest review.*

    I've never read an Abigail Johnson book, but I clearly need to find and read of them now! The synopsis of Every Other Weekend is actually what grabbed my attention first; I was really interested to read about teens going through their parents divorces and how it affects them. But this book was about so much mo
    Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it

    When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader.

    I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

    Can life begin again…every other weekend?

    Adam Moynihan’s life used to b
    Susan's Reviews
    Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This was an absolute masterpiece! I wanted to insert so many quote-worthy passages from this extremely well-written novel, but I decided to let you discover the beauty of Abigail Johnson's prose for yourself. (I also want to use words like "stunning, highly intelligent, topical and relevant - A MUST READ!!!)

    Abigail Johnson has created such endearingly unforgettable characters in Jolene and Adam. Jolene will crack you up with her wicked wit, her bravado and self-deprecating ways. She
    Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
    2.5 stars

    This is a hard book to rate or review, because though I loved the concept and the writing style, I couldn't connect properly with the characters.

    But let's start with what I did like.
    And the different backgrounds from where these two kids come from was something I enjoyed - the difference between them being the thing that actually made them interact. The family dynamics were somehow complementary - while Adam should feel the warmth in his broken family, for
    Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Adam Moynihan and Jolene Timber both have separated families. This fact brings their lives together as Adam's dad moves in to the apartment building where Jolene stays with her father and his girlfriend. Both Adam and Jolene only stay with their dads 2 weekends a month, and happen to have the same weekends. Jolene is growing to be an old veteran at the separated family thing, but for Adam it is new and he is having a hard time coping with it. Luckily, they bump into each other and begin a friend ...more
    Hira Chaudhary
    Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

    I looooved this book. So much more than I thought i would. I just really loved Adam and Jo and how they fell together and how much fun they had and how they became best friends first and how they meant more to each other than anyone else in their lives. I just really loved them falling in friendship love with each other before anything romantic happened.

    I adored Adam and what was complete gentlemanly sweeth
    Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: netgalley
    I requested this book through netgalley because of the author and the fact that I have read and enjoyed her previous books. I also requested it because of the premise and the fact that I haven't read another YA romance set in the same way. Adam and Jolene are both 15 (almost 16) year old who are dealing with very different family situations but those situations have brought them together every other weekend as neighbors in the apartment buildings where their fathers live next door to each other. ...more
    Allison Renner
    Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network and Inkyard Press for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson releases January 7, 2020. Mark it on your calendars, because you don't want to miss this one.

    Jolene and Adam both come from "broken" families. Jolene has never felt like her family unit was whole, while Adam's is in transition, struggling to repair itself instead of break apart completely. Adam's dad starts renting an apartment in the s
    Kat Looby
    Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: read-in-2019
    Browsing on NetGalley, the cover of this book caught my eye, and the blurb was enticing. Two teens, forced to spend every other weekend at a terrible apartment building with their respective fathers, fall into friendship and then love. But what of their rocky family lives?

    Every Other Weekend is about the different ways sorrow and loathing can tear a family apart, it's about the lines that can get blurred in relationships, it's about wondering when your last chance is really your last
    Booknerdreads Grace Haddad
    Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    ****thank you to netgalley for this complimentary copy of this novel****

    Wow. I mean.... wow. That left me sobbing so hard in the middle of the night.
    Let’s start with what I thought this book would be. I thought this book would be a lighthearted romance that I would find cute maybe even funny.
    What this book was, was raw, real, deep, emotional, and beautiful.
    I usually read insta love books because my brain tends to like those the most. However, this slow burning romance was even bet
    Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    If you haven’t read any of Abigail Johnson’s books, go out and buy one today! Any of them will do!!!

    Recently we were so blessed to have @abigailjohnsonya and @netgalley gift us an ARC of Every Other Weekend and we are so grateful!!! This book releases in January 2020 and we are so excited!!! We have read other books of hers and absolutely love every one of them. This one is exactly the same. The ease of which we fell into the lives of Jolene and Adam is effortless. This particular bo
    Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
    #partner @kidlitexchange 👫 Every Other Weekend #everyotherweekend 👫 Abigail Johnson @abigailjohnsonya 👫 Inkyard Press @inkyardpress 👫 Thank you to the publisher and @kidlitexchange for the review copy of this book, on sale 01/07/20. All opinions are my own. 👫 Jolene is an aspiring film maker who lives with her abusive, dysfunctional mother...except every other weekend. Her father works constantly, so when she comes to visit Jolene is forced to live with his very young girlfriend, and woman blame ...more
    Jennifer Shanahan
    Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc-giveaways
    WOW, this book was super long! But it was really good too! This is the story of Adam and Jolene, who meet because they both spend weekends in the same apartment complex with one of their parents. Adam's parents are separated because the grief they share of the death of Adam's older brother is much to overwhelming to bear together. Jolene's parents are in the middle of a nasty divorce where everything is about money. Jolene's father left her mother for a much younger woman who Jolene must spend h ...more
    Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Watching Adam and Jolene become friends was a real treat, even when I realized hey wow I love their friendship so much but oh no I’m only halfway through, there’s still so much time for things to break bad. There is a LOT packed into this one, including plot points that should include trigger warnings for sexual assault, death of a sibling, predatory behavior, and parental abusive in several forms, but none of which are disclosed beforehand. This one releases in January and it’s well worth the r ...more
    Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: ms-appropriate
    Oh, my! This is exactly my kind of book! I loved the slowly developing romance between Adam and Jolene. I mean, I LOVED IT. When they finally did get together, it was a little anti-climactic, honestly.
    Adam and Jolene were both in bad places in their lives due to entirely different family circumstances, but their stories paralleled each other. Adam was coping with his parents' separation and the loss of his oldest brother, and Jolene was a pawn between her parents in their bitter divorce. Both t
    Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2019
    Full review on my blog :
    Wow. I am truly blown away by Every Other Weekend. Maybe it just came to me in a time when I really needed it, but this book was perfect for me. Both Adam and Jolene were so flawed, yet I rooted for them anyways. Adam was very angry, and Jolene was super judgmental, but once I read more, both characters opened up to one another and were able to see them for who they are on the inside. They felt so mature for 16, and I really appreciate the depth and consideration in t
    Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    So, last nite, on the nite before the first day of school, when I should have been getting good sleep, I lay awake pining for this book because I made myself put it down. But my stomach was still achy in that good way that tells you that the feelings are just so real and both beautiful and excruciating at once. Then tonight, I have stayed up much too late again because I couldn’t think about sleep until I read through the end of this book, if not the end of Adam and Jolene’s story. The tears wer ...more
    Nora Swerbinsky
    Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
    Aug 09, 2019 added it
    I have really mixed feelings about this one, and I can't fully decide on a star rating. It was going really strong until about 3/4 of the way through when a new element was thrown in that caught me majorly off guard. I'm not sure if I'm *mad* about it per se, it was just unexpected. This is definitely a story that revolves fully around the character development, so if you enjoy plot based stories this is definitely not for you. But yeah, I'm not really sure what I think. Adam and Jolene were rea ...more
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    Abigail was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snow storms for year round summers, and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip (in a purple spiral bound notebook that she still has) and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from ...more