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 . . .
WELL….. that was……. !!!
So here I am, a week after I read If I Fix You. And I’m still thinking about it. This story was great, in so many aspects. When I read the synopsis, I was intrigued and it’s a debut novel. Which I love even more.
Well, let just say I wasn’t expecting to feel so affected by this story.
The Jill and her father’s relationship, was outstanding and heart crushing. I felt so deeply for the father. The things he did to keep everything afloat and his daughter happy. Was beautiful and endearing.
I was also extremely proud of Jill. She’s a character that I really love. I felt like I knew her and her hardships. She was strong minded, goodwill, and loving. Even with all the hardships that she was dealt with, she acted like a grown-up and dealt with the situations.
The relationship between Jill and Daniel. Was pretty intense and steamy. I loved how the whole thing between them worked out. My heart BROKE for Daniel. For the life that he was dealt. I really, really want to say more BUT… If I do, I will spoil the plot. I just hope that Abigail Johnson sees this review and knows. That I need her to write another book on the story of you know who “wink, wink”.
If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson. Is a great book with a light and airy writing style. That’s perfect for everyone. With great advice on friendship, romance, and parent abandonment. It’s a great realistic fiction story, in which you can take away great life lessons.