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Every Other Weekend

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  888 ratings  ·  321 reviews
Can life begin again every other weekend?

Adam Moynihans 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 cant 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
For sniff, sniff, again four (sniveling noises), okay lets 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 Im gonna binge watch Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia and SNL episodes to recover from it stars!!!

Wow, this is way of too angsty, heartbreaking, emotional and
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
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 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Nov 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
this cover just added 2 years to my life
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
Every Other Weekend By Abigail Johnson

This was my first time reading Abigail Johnsons 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 Jolenes life intertwines into a beautiful love story that is tender and full of heart. I enjoyed the amazing dialogue and inner perspectives of
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
See my full review at my blog here!

It doesnt matter because of you. Two weekends a month. Its 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
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ive been a fan of Abigail Johnsons 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 wasnt 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 but ...more
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 ways. She has
♥ 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
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 didnt 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.


Aaaah, I cant believe I found another new
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
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, shes my kind of heroine. Passionate and driven, all the while hiding her vulnerability behind snark and banter. Jolenes ...more
Candace Robinson
Im 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! ...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,
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Im not sure if it was Abigails intention to leave me sobbing on an airplane with no one to talk to about my feelings but here we are. ...more
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
Queen Cronut
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2019, netgalley
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
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
Jessica | Booked J
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐

Trigger Warnings: abuse, sexual assault
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 Ive read from Abigail Johnson but it surely wont 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 movieusing her mind to direct the bad
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 ...more
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyable read

This book was a lot deeper and darker than I thought it would be. I knew it was about a guy and a girl who see their dads every other weekend and get to know each other because they're neighbors. What I didn't know was that Jolene is physically abused by her mother and completely neglected by her father. I also didn't know the level of grief Adam and his family were going through after the loss of his older brother. These situations gave the book substance and changed it
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.
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 youd written them yourself? For me, EVERY OTHER WEEKEND is one of those books. I adored every moment I spent with this story. Abigails 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 cant recommend this story enough please pick it up when it releases in January! ...more
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 wasnt as
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
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