Abigail Johnson books in order
Abigail Johson is an American author of Young Adult novels.
Born in Pennsylvania, she moved to Arizona at the age of twelve after her family chose to substitute snow storms for year round summers.
She documented all about their cross-country road trip in a purple spiral bound notebook; one that she still has and continues to write to date.
Abigail became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident at the age of seventeen, but that has not in any way inhibited her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high school production of Cinderella, and of course becoming a published author.
Genre: Young Adult
- If I Fix You (2016)
- Even if I fall (2018)
- The first to know (2017)
- Every other weekend (2020)
- Every Time You Go Away (2023)
- If I Fix You / The First to Know (2018)
Detailed book overview
“Are some things meant to stay broken?”
When Jill Whitaker’s mom takes off, leaving behind a sticky note as a goodbye, only Jill knows the real reason behind her sudden departure. But how can the sixteen-year-old tell her father when she herself can’t believe the truth?
The girl—who loves fixing things such as cars, relationships, romances, and even people—finds herself all broken up.
Sean Addison, her tall, blond best friend is the only one who can make her smile, but the two aren’t on speaking terms anymore.
As she tries to pick up the fallen pieces of her broken life, a new guy moves in next door.
Daniel has scars both inside and out; ones which he thinks don’t show, yet Jill finds herself trying to fix him.
During that long hot Arizona summer, she will realize that unless she fixes her own life, she can’t be able to fix anyone else’s.
“Brooke and Heath should never have become friends, let alone fallen in love.”
Brooke Covington’s world came crashing down a year ago when Jason, her beloved older brother, admitted to murdering his best friend, Calvin. Shattered and unable to comfort themselves, Brooke and her family become social outcasts.
When she crosses paths with Heath, Calvin’s younger brother, the two find solace in one another as they both need someone to talk to.
Given how furious their families would react if they found out, the two swear to meet in secret in an act that strengthens their unlikely bond.
When a new development however emerges regarding the murder, Brooke has to decide whose pain she is willing to live with.
She can’t possible move on without hurting either Heath or her own family.
“To tell or not to tell?”
Dana Fields’s father never knew his parents.
So when she discreetly does a DNA test for her dad with the hope surprising him on his birthday with news of some distant relatives, what she discovers changes her life forever!
Dana learns that she has a half brother that is her age; one that she never knew existed.
Desperate to know more about Brandon, her half brother, she goes against her wish of destroying her family’s happy marriage.
That opportunity presents itself through Chase, Brandon’s fervent yet kind cousin.
But Dana however is caught up in a web of truths from the past; one that threatens to shred every good there is in the family.
“What if your safe space is a person?
Straight As, close friends and a perfect home life, Adam Moynihan’s life was more than he could ever have asked for. That however changes after the sudden death of his oldest brother. With his mom endlessly crying, his continuous fights with his remaining brother coupled with their father’s moving out when they needed him the most, life for Adam has hit rock bottom.
Jolene Timber is an aspiring director who has been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents constantly arguing and using her as a pawn, she feels deeply deprived of love.
When Adam and Jolene are however forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the two form an unlikely friendship.
Weekends once loathed turn out to be the best part of their lives, until one life begins to heal while the other spins out of control.
After three years apart, can they find their way back to each other?
Since the moment Ethan first arrived at his grandparents’ house, Rebecca and Ethan have been drawn to each other. But even as children, they knew their time together was limited. Time and time again, Ethan’s mom would sober up and take him away—only to bring him back when she relapsed.
Three years have passed since Ethan last lived with his grandparents, and Ethan and Rebecca are no longer the same people they once were. Ethan embraced his role as his mother’s caretaker long ago and blames his grandparents for tearing him away from her. Meanwhile, Rebecca is racked with survivor’s guilt after a car accident killed her father. She’s been learning to navigate life as a wheelchair user ever since.
Now that fate has brought them together, they’ll have to learn if the time apart created too much distance between them—or if they can finally find happiness together.
Two stories of resilience, love, and coming-of-age.
IF I FIX YOU
When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out—with a sticky note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Without her best friend/secret crush, she is broke. And for what seems like the first time, she is faced with something that cannot fix.
When a new guy moves in next door—intense, seriously cute, but with scars that he thinks don’t show—Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can’t fix anyone’s life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start…
THE FIRST TO KNOW
When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half-brother her age whose very existence means her parents’ happy marriage is a lie.
Dana’s desire to know her half-brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad’s deception clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. But the opportunity to get to know Brandon is irresistible. But the more she finds out about Brandon, her father’s past and the irresistible guy who’ll never forgive her if he discovers the truth, the more she sees the inevitable fallout from her own lies.