Heartbreak has brought them together… Will love tear them apart?

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 others throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental re-editing 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.


“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

“Heartfelt and soul-probing, this is a book that will leave readers with a heady book hangover- that is so very worth it.” YA Books Central

Every Other Weekend left me teary-eyed and hopeful with its flawless balance of unforgettable characters, tough issues, and a pitch-perfect love story.” — SUZANNE YOUNGNew York Times Best-Selling author of The Program series

“A poignant, painful, and stirring story about two kids trying to navigate divorce, first love, and finding your dreams.” — KATHLEEN GLASGLOWNew York Times Best-Selling author of Girl in Pieces

“With remarkable skill, Abigail Johnson has created distinct and unforgettable characters in Adam and Jolene. A must-read!” — SAMANTHA YOUNGNew York Times Best-Selling author of The Fragile Ordinary and On Dublin Street

“Heart, humor, and characters you want to know. This book is a winner! “ — C.C. HUNTERNew York Times Best-Selling author of In Another Life

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


Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Age Range: 14 and up
Publisher: Inkyard Press/HarperCollins
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Paperback, Audiobook
Cover Art & Design: Marissa Korda
Art Direction: Gigi Lau
Translations: Spanish, Russian

Format: Hardcover
Retail Price: $18.99 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9781335929099
Pages: 512

Format: eBook
Retail Price: $9.99 (USD)
ISBN-13: 9781488056550
Pages: 512

Format: Paperback
Retail Price: $10.99 (USD)
Date: December 29, 2020
ISBN-13: 9781335401861
Pages: 512

Format: Audiobook
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Taylor Meskimen
Retail Price:
 $27.54 (USD)
Date: December 29, 2020
Length: 17 hrs



“Fast and intense, this is a galloping thriller with something extra for romantics.”
—Kirkus Reviews on GIRL ON THE RUN

“Beautifully told, this heartbreaking story about family betrayals and secrets will have readers easily caught up in this tale… the ending is simply perfect.”
– RT Book Reviews on THE FIRST TO KNOW

“Johnson brings to life a family in distress along with a tantalizing mystery…Captivating and emotional, this story creates a beautiful tapestry of secrets and lies and explores how a family goes on when the unthinkable is a coldhearted reality….a real page-turner.”
Booklist on EVEN IF I FALL

“Heartfelt and soul-probing, this is a book that will leave readers with a heady book hangover- that is so very worth it.”

“A nuanced take on learning to fix yourself rather than fixing others.”
— Kirkus Reviews on IF I FIX YOU

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