Every Other Weekend
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 ...more
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Wow, this is way of too angsty, heartbreaking ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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/> ...more
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*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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more