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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
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Hardcover, 512 pages
Published 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, emotional
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jessica
Mar 11, 2020 rated it liked it
the three stars are for the moral of the story and adam. adam deserves more but, holy cow, jolene ruined this entire book for me.

i just cant stand mean girls (and mean people in general). yes, i understand is a defensive coping measure. yes, i understand she comes from an abusive family. yes, i get that. but her meanness is just so off-putting that i couldnt tolerate her, and unfortunately half of the book is told from POV. she treats adam horribly and i really cant believe he could be friends
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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 br
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I quite enjoyed it!! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
NReads
Nov 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
this cover just added 2 years to my life
Kendall
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 flaw
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Susan's Reviews
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On Sale today for $1.99 - get your copy now - you won't regret it! (May 22 2020)

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
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Nursebookie
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
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Jessica
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve been a fan of Abigail Johnson’s ever since she took me completely off guard with 'If I Fix You', where I was expecting one story and got a completely different one. 'Every Other Weekend' was just as much of a pleasant surprise, with strong characters and a story that tugged on my heartstrings. It tackled some pretty heavy topics and it wasn’t always easy to read. Some characters made me so mad I got tears in my eyes but it really was a beautiful, emotional story. Adam was a real sweetheart ...more
♥ 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
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TMR
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 find
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Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
See my full review at my blog here!
https://pawsomereads.home.blog/2020/0...

“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 re
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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.”
📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
📚 POV:  First person, alternating
📚 Cliffhanger: No
📚 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.

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Aaaah, I can’t believe I
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Vinny —.:* Film & Fiction
—.:* 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 abus
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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
Christy
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.
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!
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
Miranda Kenneally
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved this.
Queen Cronut
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley, arcs
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 findi
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Marie
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases
Trigger warnings (TW): (view spoiler)

Real rating: 4,5 stars.
I'm, wow. I'm a little shook. This book was really, really good. I could feel the complex, messy, real and three dimensional main characters. I adored the dialogue, the back and forth, the complexity of the relationships between the characters, the slow-building romance, the family relationships, the emotions the ughhh. I just really, really lik
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jennyreads
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
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Jessica | Booked J
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Blog | Twitter | Instagram | You can find my review here.

As always, a copy of this book was provided by the authors in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.

Sometimes I am fortunate enough to pick up a YA novel and it feels like the very sort of book I'd flock towards as a teenager. In those moments, it is like I'm rediscovering what makes me love reading. When this happens, it is because the story is full of heart and soul. It is a story that makes you
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Karima chermiti

Trigger warning : (view spoiler)

This book is for lack of a better word decent. I mostly felt underwhelmed by the story even though it was executed well objectively speaking. I think what I lacked is the connection I wanted to feel with the characters but failed to do so.

The book follows Adam Moynihan and Jolene Timber, two teenagers who meet each other exactly
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Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
This is a book that will truly drown you in an ocean of feels. It really is such an emotional story at its core. This book deals with a number of sensitive and potentially triggering things. I think that the author did a fine job of handling these topics with grace and sensitivity.

The main characters in this story, Jolene and Adam, were both very easy to connect with. The author paints a realistic picture with these characters. I liked how distinct their personalities were. Both Adam and Jolene
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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 m
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Laurie
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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 OTHE ...more
Annette
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐️

Trigger Warnings: abuse, sexual assault
Kelly
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I saw a new book by Abigail Johnson was available on Netgalley, I knew I had to request it. Even if i fall was a five stars read for me and I adored that book. My hope was that I would fall in love with this one too. Now, it's not a five stars but it was still a really good book!

This book follows two fifteen years old living every other weekend in the same building. Jolene is living with her young step-mother when she has to stay with her absent father and Adam is visiting his father who ju
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