Are Some Things Meant to Stay Broken?: IF I FIX YOU by Abigail Johnson - Review, Video Interview

Hello and thank you for join us today as we talk about the awesomeness that is, IF I FIX YOU by Abigail Johnson. When Abigail contacted us months ago to read her book we were so excited about the idea that we jumped at the chance. Then we were kicking ourselves for not reading her novel sooner.

IF I FIX YOU is a mesmerizing debut novel about a girl named Jill, her love of fixing cars, her doting father, her friendship with a former crush, Sean and her mysterious new neighbor, Daniel. Jill’s world was shattered the night her mother walked out on her and her dad. It's  also the same night that her relationship with the boy she has loved since childhood is irreparably damaged. Jill begins to deal with the pain and piece her life together by working alongside her father who is a mechanic and starting up a relationship with her troubled, older neighbor.

Life begins to shift and change for Jill and she begins  to talk toSean again. She is confused about the status of their relationship and even more so about her budding attraction for her older neighbor, Daniel. Yet, she doesn't have time to sort things out  because life even gets more complicated when her absent mother re-enters her life. And this is one things get real.

To say much more would reveal things best left discovered by the reader.  There were moments of sheer heartbreak and well-placed anger and it is so well written that you get swept up in the story and come out in a much better place. 

We seriously recommend this to all YA contemporary romance lovers out there! It is that wonderfully good and you will want to read everything else that Abigail Johnson writes and that is no lie. 

Nancy & Christy

Check out our interview with Abigail while we were at Y'all West this year

by Abigail Johnson
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: October 25th 2016
Source: Author + Audio

Readers of Sarah Dessen, Cammie McGovern and Morgan Matson will adore this thought-provoking, complex and romantic contemporary novel from debut author Abigail Johnson, about finding the strength to put yourself back together when everything you know has fallen apart.

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? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself.

Suddenly, the girl who likes to fix things—cars, relationships, romances, people—is all broken up. Used to be, her best friend, tall, blond and hot flirt Sean Addison, could make her smile in seconds. But not anymore. They don’t even talk.

With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But when a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars—on the inside and out—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 . . .

ABIGAIL JOHNSON was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing in ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn't let that stop her from body surfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and publishing her first novel.


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