Review: Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Review:

Before I start my review, a warning. I think this book is suitable only for mature teens and above due to the situations depicted.
The story is raw and heartbreaking, mainly because of the tragedy these two teens faced/are facing. I thought this story had a lot of potential, but the way it went, the way West used Maggie as his crutch… Even if he said she wasn’t that, I do feel that she was <i>that</i>. At the start, definitely, and later on… maybe if they’d been apart for some time, I would’ve believed it more.
That said, I also don’t feel as though they know each other well. And the way West used Maggie the night his father died… well, that didn’t sit well with me, even if Maggie was okay with it.
I know Abbi Glines’s books are well received, which is why I decided to pick this book up, but her writing didn’t resonate with me. So, nothing against the author, but I won’t be picking up her other books. I would suggest readers to try one of her books to see if you’d feel the same way or not.

Rating:

3 stars!!

Summary:

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…