I Liked It!
Until Friday Night is a sweet and angsty young adult book that had the perfect mix of drama, sweetness, and sadness, all while taking the reader down the high school memory lane!
Maggie has just moved to town, and is still grieving the loss of her mother two years ago. She doesn’t speak, and she wants to make it through the school year by herself and without the help of her cousin Brady. When Brady is forced to take her to a field party one Friday night, she meets West and everything changes for her.
West is popular, fun and a star football player, but no one knows what he is dealing with at home. He is in pain and no one knows, until he befriends Maggie and gets the mute girl to talk to him. Together they help each other deal with the pain both of them are experiencing and a beautiful friendship is formed.
Watching West become so protective of Maggie was beautiful and seeing how much she opened up to him and helped him through his grief as well as getting stronger each day was an amazing journey to be on. These two may be young, but both have gone through so much in this book and come out stronger because of one another.
I really enjoyed the personalities of the other characters in this book. Brady, Gunner, Nash, Asa, all these guys are big football stars in their own right at the school and are very protective of West, but once Maggie shows up they become extremely protective of her as well. They welcomed her into their lives (some begrudgingly) and helped her and West through so much, even without realizing it at times.
When you first start reading this book you’ll think Maggie is weak, but she will prove you wrong over and over again in this book with her strength. She’s a beautifully written character and doesn’t take crap from anyone. She helped West when he needed it the most, but she also helped herself and found the strength she needed to be herself again.
This is a beautiful love story, but also full of tears and drama. All of West’s ex’s are annoying and catty, but Maggie never let them get to her, and West really stood up for her even when she didn’t ask for his help. This was not only a great story about West and Maggie, but also about friendship. The guys were awesome friends to West and helped him through some really bad times, and really show that no matter what if you have the right friends by your side, everything will be OK.
If you are looking for something a little less sexy, but a really amazing romance, I highly suggest one-clicking your copy of Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines today. I started this book and couldn’t put it down!