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J.J. Johnson grew up in a small town in central New York, where she raced BMX, danced ballet, worried too much, read a lot, partied at the rock quarry, and spent summers along the creek in her backyard.

J.J. graduated from Binghamton University in 1996. In 2001, she earned a Master of Education from Harvard, with a concentration in Adolescent Risk and Prevention. She has counseled at-risk teens, taught preschool, and coordinated internship programs such as The Learning Web, Justice Summer, and Youth Advocacy. She is the author of THIS GIRL IS DIFFERENT, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, and the forthcoming BELIEVAREXIC (Peachtree Publishers).

Her books have won numerous honors, and have been translated into six languages.

She lives with her husband,
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Average rating: 3.75 · 1,220 ratings · 329 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
This Girl Is Different
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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“My boyfriend dumped me. My best friend won't talk to me. My future is in a garbage can. Everything has turned to crap. Can you please just let me be a sullen teenager. just this once”
J.J. Johnson, This Girl Is Different

“I get scared because things are finite, and I don't want them to be finite with you.”
J.J. Johnson, The Theory of Everything

Me: Need to shop for a dress. Stenn asked me to prom.
The Momster: WTF!
Me: Mom? What do you think WTF means?
The Momster: Well That's Fantastic.”
J.J. Johnson, The Theory of Everything

“All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.”
E.B. White

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
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