Every Other Weekend
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Every Other Weekend

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Heartbreak brought them together...will love tear them apart? Adam's life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a perfect home life. Then his oldest brother died. Now his mom cries constantly, he and his middle brother can't talk without fighting, and the father he always admired moved out when they needed him most. Aspiring director Jolene's life is nothing like the movies she loves--not the happy ones anyway. 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 quickly become the best part of their lives. Have Jolene and Adam found something real? Or is their connection doomed from the start? They'll find out...every other weekend.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 41mm | 476g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1335929096
  • 9781335929099
  • 259,031

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"This is a coming-of-age story with real heart and authenticity. A must read!"-Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Fragile Ordinary and On Dublin Street, on Every Other Weekend "A poignant, painful, and stirring story about two kids trying to navigate divorce, first love, and finding your dreams."-Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends with the Dark, on Every Other Weekend "Every Other Weekend handles sensitive family issues with honesty, amidst the fresh, emotive backdrop of Johnson's stunning prose. Adam and Jolene spark the page with their wit. And they'll slide into your heart as they discover each other's."-Laura Taylor Namey, author of The Library of Lost Things "Johnson beautifully evokes the tender romance that eventually builds between them [Adam and Jolene] after their first encounters, offering readers access to the two teens' inner thoughts and fragile psyches. Jolene's loneliness, especially, will break hearts... The positive, not overly simplistic resolution to the complicated story will touch readers." -Booklist "Johnson (Even If I Fall, 2019, etc.) has written a complex and emotionally charged character-driven story that explores a variety of painfully human themes, including loss and emotional abuse. Adam's and Jolene's struggles will draw readers in, and the slow-burning romance will touch readers' hearts... Heart-wrenching and hopeful-a reminder that we can change our stories."-Kirkus Reviews "In addition to the tender love story, the book takes on a number of important issues for young adults including divorce, loss, grief, family dynamics, relationship control, and sexual assault. The two main characters are well developed and teen readers will easily empathize with their emotions, their family conflicts, and the events that unfold in their lives... Romance fans will especially enjoy this title, as it delves into many family and relationship issues."-School Library Journal on Every Other Weekend
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2,214 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 34% (762)
4 42% (919)
3 19% (410)
2 4% (84)
1 2% (39)
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