Blog Tour Review: Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
Every Other Weekend just released this week and all of TEAM BookCrushin has read and loved it and we hope you do too! We are thrilled to be a part of the blog tour and a big thanks to Inkyard Press for the advance copy, that in no way influences our thoughts shared. Check out the spoiler-free review below and all the book details.
Every Other Weekendby Abigail Johnson
Published by: Inkyard Press
on January 7, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Bookshop, IndieBound, iTunes, Book Depository
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 coward by moving out when they needed him most.
Jolene Timber’s life is nothing like the movies she loves—not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she’s been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each other’s throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental reediting will give her the love she’s starving for.
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. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed.
Every time Abigail writes a new book, I say it’s my favorite. Her writing style, the characters she writes, and how she makes me feel – that’s my favorite. I love them all.
“With one, I’d talked; with the other, I’d shared. The difference felt huge.”
But I especially love Every Other Weekend. I fell hard and deep for this story and I won’t soon forget that it made me laugh and cry and laugh-cry all at the same time. On a plane, no less. I finished this book in July and haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
“I know I’m here because my dad enjoys taking things from my mom, even things he doesn’t want.” I felt my own eye muscle twitch at that admission, convinced of it as I was. I couldn’t fully embrace the indifference I tried to show Shelly. I gave her the kind of smile usually reserved for videos of cats failing to jump over things. ‘You’re here because my dad thinks paying for sex is gauche.’”
Adam and Jolene are honest and hurting and falling for each other, every other weekend. Abigail told their stories in alternating chapters, intersecting them while also giving us side characters (and some familiar favs!) that you’ll want full stories for.
“The problem was that he’d made me want his happiness more than my own. And his future could be happier without me in it.”
For the youth who dealt with divorce, separate households, dysfunctional parents, trust issues, grief, death, falling in love, stepparents, or neglect, there’s something for you. But this is a story of finding yourself and finding hope and love while everything feels impossible.
Bring tissues. This one needs a Netflix movie.
PRIZE: Win (1) of (2) copies of EVERY OTHER WEEKEND by Abigail Johnson (US Only)
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