For an unflinching examination of how issues between parents affect their kids, for a sweet and painful young love (assuming you can suspend disbelief a little bit)
Even if Jolene is accustomed to the way her absentee dad and her controlling alcoholic mother use her to spite each other, it doesn’t make it easy. Adam, on the other hand, is new to this whole family-falling-apart thing, and his primary coping method is anger. 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.