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Every Other Weekend

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  552 ratings  ·  251 reviews
Can life begin again…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
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Inkyard Press
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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, emotional
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Pages: 432
Publication: January 7th 2020

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 parents
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I quite enjoyed it!! Mel ...more
Nov 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
this cover just added 2 years to my life
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 dramatic self-deprecating ways. She has
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"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 with her
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Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives.

This sounds like its going to be filled with everything I love in a YA contemporary.

‹ E-ARC kindly sent by the publishers at Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review ›

« Release date: 07 January 2020 »
Every Other Weekend By Abigail Johnson

This was my first time reading Abigail Johnson’s writing and I am definitely a fan. Johnson was able to beautifully craft a story that pulled at my heartstrings and was able to write about amazing and believable characters that are complex and definitely you want to read about. In this character driven story, Adam and Jolene’s life intertwines into a beautiful love story that is tender and full of heart. I enjoyed the amazing dialogue and inner perspectives
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
See my full review at my blog here!

“It doesn’t matter because of you. Two weekends a month. It’s not a bad trade-off.”

Every Other Weekend is an incredibly touching novel about family, love, friendship and striving for your dreams. I loved this book, the writing, the plot and the characters! We follow two teenagers as they are navigating their own family issues, which find them staying in the same apartment building every other weekend with one of their
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
1st ~ 5 star read ~ of 2020!!!

"You made me want to be happy again."

I am mentally kicking myself for not reading this book sooner because now that I've read AND fallen completely in love with Adam and Jolene this book has easily become one of my all time favorite reads. I stayed up all night reading it and the reading hangover the next morning was 100% worth it!

"I want all of you. Prickly, funny, sarcastic, brilliant, and sometimes-a-little-mean you."

I loved that it made me laugh out
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jenny (Reading Envy)
I've had this book on my NetGalley backlog for a while now and finally got to it - somehow I requested a YA drama, not my usual fare. And surprise! It's 512 pages. I think that's a bit long! But I did enjoy the story of a friendship that develops over a series of every other weekends, time Jolene and Adam only get because their families are unraveling and parts of each moved into a rundown apartment building. Themes of grief, negligence, friendship, navigating good vs bad relationships, etc. But ...more
Vinny —.:* Artsy Draft
—.:* Quick recap!
This book is about two struggled teens who develop an unlikely friendship during their encounter on their fathers' apartment complex.
Read this book if you're a fan of heartwarming teenage first love story that featured hard-hitting issues.
You might want to consider it because it was 500+ pages long and some could be intimidated by the number, but I'd say you'll enjoy every single page. A lot of triggering behaviors were also featured in this book, such as parental abuse,
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 self-deprecating ways. She has had to
Queen Cronut
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Every Other Weekend has reminded me that realistic fiction and romance are not overrated. I generally don't read this genre of books since I like to be far away from reality when I read but this one sounded interesting and I'm glad I gave it a shot.

Every Other Weekend follows two teens, Adam and Jolene, with complicated family issues who spend every other weekend together at a shady, run-down apartment complex. Despite seeing each other twice a month, their friendship leads to healing and
Samantha Young
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
i enjoyed this soo much!!!!
I think the story was cute , heart warming ,and , adorable... some scenes by the end were ... Lets just say Disgusting... If you read it you know what i mean ... I do love how it ended ...
Kris (frantic4romantic)
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I waited for this book. The author did a fantastic job of getting me hyped up to read it. Then, I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy via NetGalley. I have to say, it was worth the wait.

Adam and Jolene bonded over similar life circumstances — having to visit the their fathers every other weekend in the same apartment building. While their stories were very different, each of them found solace in each others company. Over time, that budding friendship turned into something much more. I loved
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it

EVERY OTHER WEEKEND is a sweet YA romance between Jolene and Adam, two teenagers who are navigating complex family issues. I like how this book centered around their family dynamics. Adam is coping with the devastating loss of his older brother and the resulting rift between him and his other family members. Jolene is dealing with the difficult divorce between her parents and rocky relationship with her father's new girlfriend. Jolene and Adam bond over these struggles as they
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it

Trigger Warnings: abuse, sexual assault
Yna the Mood Reader
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"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.”
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
POV:First person, alternating
Content Warnings:Parental neglect. Divorce. Abuse. Dealing with family dynamic changes. Dealing with grief. Toxic relationship. Sexual assault.
Read if:you are in the mood for something angsty, slow-burn, and well-written.

Aaaah, I can’t believe I found another new favorite. 2020
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adam and Jolene are two teens from broken families, forced to spend time with their respective parents in a run-down apartment complex "every other weekend." Their apartments have balconies near each other and soon these two angry, edgy young people are put into each other's dysfunctional orbits. Like all of Abigail Johnson's books, I finished this book in a matter of days because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN, and let me just say that this author has reached a new level of awesomeness with EVERY ...more
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
this is the cutest, most wholesome book i've read this year.
adam and jolene's scenes were immensely heart-warming and when i was experiencing them, their chemistry made me cry in loneliness.
the story, in general, was a mix of happiness and sadness. jolene's terrible parents, her being abused, adam's parents separating. i loved that it was not a simple novel, it was complex and real.
kelly {BookCrushin}
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my heart. The feelings, the sadness, the pain, the love! This book is a must read for any contemporary fan!
Jordan (The Heart of a Book Blogger)
This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger.

Every Other Weekend is the first book I’ve read from Abigail Johnson but it surely won’t be the last. I loved this dual POV story of two teens spending every other weekend together as they navigate their complicated home lives.

All Jolene wants is to be a filmmaker and escape her current life. The pawn in her divorced parents’ games, she likes to re-imagine her life as it would be if it was a movie—using her mind to direct the bad
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 16+
Recommended to TMR by: Goodreads
Note: I received an ARC from Edelweiss, the publisher HarperTeen, and the author in exchange for an honest review.

*Warning*: This book does deal with heavy stuff such as separation anxiety (in a way, I think), grief, learning to get support, manipulation by families, sexual assault, teenage angst at an all time high, miscommunication (sort of between the main characters and others too). So be warned if you read this book. I already told you so.

But let's move on.

"A good destiny is two people
Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, and Inkyard Press for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

Okay fam. Again with a book that made me cry because of the plot and content. Again I have characters that I can relate to in some aspect and it brings back up memories of a time where I wasn’t
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 fights
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

Jolene, caught in a tug-o-war in her parent’s divorce, spends EVERY OTHER WEEKEND with her father and his twenty-something girlfriend in a seedy apartment. Next door, Adam also spends EVERY OTHER WEEKEND with his father, across the hall. His parents live separately while mourning the loss of his older brother. The two strike up a friendship and maybe more.

I’m a big Abigail Johnson fan, but EVERY OTHER WEEKEND felt less polished than her previous books. I enjoyed the story and characters
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