About the Book
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.
First of all, happy pub day to this beauty! So, first and foremost let’s talk about the writing. I went into this book expecting it to read like a typical ya contemporary, but it is so much more! The writing is so…. luscious… for lack of a better word. As soon as I began reading I found myself pulling an:
Yeah, it’s good. As is the story. I mean, it might rip your heart out, but you should definitely read it. The story revolves around Adam and Jolene and they’re both just so real. They’re teenagers who have dealt with more than they should have had to deal with in life. They are experiencing grief, neglect, and being forced to stay with their fathers every other weekend. They are melodramatic. They are funny. And they are both experiencing first love.
Adam and Jolene instantly connect over their basically abysmal lives and find a comfort in one another. As they begin to heal with one another a slow burn romance begins to bud. So, read this book and let your emotions run rampant.
About the Author
Abigail was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snow storms for year round summers, and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip (in a purple spiral bound notebook that she still has) and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high school production of Cinderella, and becoming a published author.
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*