“Every Other Weekend” by Abigail Johnson
Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
“A girl and a boy. She’s lost in a messy divorce and he’s lost in unbearable grief. But, they find the best in each other, “Every Other Weekend.” A glimpse into two regular kids very complicated lives.-Green Gables Book Reviews
Adam never knew such pain with grief was possible, but when his older brother died, not only was Greg gone, but his family literally fell apart. His Mom could not function, his Dad left and his other brother, Jeremy and he didn’t even seem to like each other. And, now, he has to leave his crying Mom and go to his Dad’s apartment every other weekend.
Jolene feels like she is a part of a cruel game. Her mother wants more alimony. Her Dad leaves her with his new girlfriend. She is not a daughter, she is a piece of property her parents’ lawyers use to get what they want. She doesn’t want to be home with her exercise and alcohol addicted Mother and she never sees her Dad, just Shelly. And, Shelly was the cause of the divorce. But she has to go there, every other weekend.
When Adam and Jolene meet, everything starts to change. They look forward to seeing each other and become friends. “Every Other Weekend” friends. They can make each other forget about their lives for a while, and they start to look forward to Every Other Weekend. But, then they become something more. They start to text and talk, really talk. Not just on the weekends.
Jolene has big dreams and needs to make those dreams come true to get away from her current life, but the price she’s expected to pay is very high. Her life is falling apart, just as Adam’s is coming back together.
Can their friendship survive and will the plans they made still happen?
So well done. Young Adult reading at it’s finest! 5 stars!
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Inkyard Press; Original edition (January 7, 2020)
I’m so glad NetGalley gave me an early opportunity to read this book! Pre-order now! Releasing January 7, 2020. (Commissioned link)