Thursday, July 26, 2018

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Until Friday Night
narrated by Olivia Song and Sebastian York

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Published: 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Sports, YA
Hardback: 336
Rating: 5

The Field Party series:
Until Friday Night
Under the Lights
After the Game
Losing the Field

First sentence(s):
This wasn't home. Nothing ever would be again.

The first novel in a brand-new series—from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

My two-bits:

This couple's individual stories tug at the heart. But the support they have for each other is a beautiful thing.

Fell in love with this crowd of kids and look forward to reading the rest in this series.


* Listened to audiobook version.

* part of the Blog All About It Challenge: Spirit (here)
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