*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***
I don’t read many Young Adult books, as I’m not a big fan. I think it’s my age! I seem to find myself rolling my eyes at the characters, and they annoy me a little. However, as Abbi Glines wrote this one I just knew I was going to have to read it. And I’m glad I did as I enjoyed it.
West Ashby and Maggie Carleton were both suffering in different ways. West’s dad is ill, he hasn’t got long to live and West was finding it hard to keep up the persona that all was well. Maggie lift will never be the same as her father murdered her mother, and she has since stopped speaking as a way of coping, as a way of protecting herself.
“She had come into my life when I thought I was going to lose myself. When I wasn’t sure I had the strength to make it”
Until Friday Night was a touching emotional story about, love, friendship, loss, pain, trust, and support. About two people who were grieving and found the person who was able to help them heal. West and Maggie were sweet together, and I liked their emotional connection.
“The emotion in his voice was hard to ignore. I didn’t want to feel anything for him, even in sorrow, but I did”
Until Friday Night had a completely different feel from Abbi’s books, I have been used to reading the heat factor was very low, which was a refreshing change. It reminded me a little of Breathe when it first came out sweet and innocent.
“I don’t want you to feel like you always have to be my strength. I want to be that for you, too. ……I want to mean to you what you mean to me”
Overall, I enjoyed this one, which I easily read in one sitting. I’m looking forward to reading Gunner & Riley's story the next book in the series.
Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks, afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas, she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers' lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.
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