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Johnny (Johnny #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  181 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Life can change. So quickly, so suddenly. One day you're driving down the freeway, your face lit up by yellow sodium lamps, music blaring through the radio, and you're singing, and the guy next to you is singing, and he turns to look at you, just for a second, a moment, that final smile lasting forever in your mind afterwards--

And then you're upside down, and there are scr
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published October 2014
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I practically devoured this book in one setting. It was light yet heartwarming. It didn’t take long for me to connect with the story and the two main characters.

Explore and experience Catherine Ramsey a.k.a. Cat’s life… Starting at a tender age of six, growing up in a middle class family on a gated suburban community, with her typical All-American father.

Where her story began the day she met her new neighbour, Johnny
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**** 4 "Best Friends" Stars ****

"Johnny kept me sane. Johnny kept me alive. Johnny got me through."

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This book is the story of Cat's life told by Cat. It is fast paced and pretty much a young girl's diary of feelings and events that have shaped her life. Things you might not think of as important, are very much important to a young teen girl.

Cat meets Johnny as a child and they become best of friends from the start. Everything they do, it with each other. Johnny and Cat are inseparable and onl
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
1 very angry star - No. Just no. No just no.

This. Book. Made. Me. So. ANGRY. Seriously, seriously, hugely, RANTING ANGRY. I actually read this book a while ago. Read it, blew up Val's phone with my ranting, and then pretty much dominated our next phone conversation ranting about this book.

It wasn't even disappointing. It was INFURIATING.

But why? I should probably explain that.

Well. First of all. When I grabbed this book, there was no indication--NONE, zero, zilch, nada--of this being book 1 in a
Nowhere in the description of this book does it say it's part of a series. CLIFFHANGER haters be warned.

Five minutes into this book and I was (unpleasantly) reminded of Tina Reber's "Love Unscripted" series and her excessive! use! of! exclamation! points! It happened enough to be distracting and annoying.

I never connected with Johnny or Cat, or really got their attraction, other than the fact that they were childhood friends. I felt like I was reading a summary of events instead of what should h
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. What was with all of the exclamation points? It drove me crazy!!! ;) Otherwise a really good book. Can't wait for the next one!
4.5 Stars
I will definitely be reading the next one!
I don't know where to start on this.

The premise seemed good. The synopsis caught my eye and I decided to give this author a try. Plus I got excited that the heroine has my name!

It felt like the story was rushed.. and that the whole mind works of Cat was just a jumbled mess (maybe this was what the author wanted. I don't know). Yes, she's a teenage girl going through some pretty hefty issues, but then it felt like someone flipped a switch and said "Hey! Let's put a whole shit ton of teenage melo
Deb Blackbourn
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a story that began when Johnny & Cat were children living across the street from each other. It took the reader through the years as they reached teenagers. Some of the book reminded me of neighborhood friends I had growing up and the things I had done - playing football, playing sports, music, parents' approval, disapproval, etc. It was a typical boy turns into boyfriend, girl becomes girlfriend. Then each of them grow apart while remaining best friends. It happens, some will deny ...more
Mary Winstead
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You know I was only going to read the first few chapter go to bed call it a night nope stayed up 4 hours and couldn't put it down till I was done. Great story. Cat lives in a house Johnny moves across the street since they were kids and boom so much happens. I cried I laughed I got very mad. This book was awesome. Cannot wait to read the entire series.
Taria Flood
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Can't say I like led Cat all that much. I don't think she deserves Johnny so I don't care what happens to her. I hope Johnny marries someone worthy and lives happily ever after and she slowly pines away for him.
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever fallen in love with your best friend? The person you've known since you were just a child, and played with everyday after school?

That's Cat and Johnny's story.

Johnny moved into the house across the street, and he and Cat became inseparable. They did everything together. The best part was their parents were friends too.

This story is told from Cat's perspective. In her mind she has the perfect life. Best friend across the street, parent's who seem happy, and a house in a great neigh
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Based on the first chapter of the book I though I knew what I was in for. Boy was I mistaken, the author managed to pull off a nice twist to the story line. Two neighbors grow up and fall in love, they stick together through the ups and downs until the last big one hits. Great story line, I wish Nicole would have had a bigger part in the last few chapters, but I think her story is coming. The ending leaves you on a big cliff hanger. There is some romance in this book, but it suits the age range ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. Love the quandaries and parabolas that I like

Oh ok I will be a little while ago and I don't know what you doing today and projects that are not allowed to the gym now I have no clue where to go out with you and your family is a good day at work and the other hand in hand with a little bit of time to go to bed now I have no clue where to go out with you and your family is a good day at work and the other hand in
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a story of a little girl and a little boy that grew up together and knew they were meant to be together. It takes a lot of hurdles to jump to try to make their love happen. A lot of obstacles, including family, to beat to be together. But in the end, is it all too much. Is it just better to be apart and just let each other live their own lives?....You'll have to read to find out.
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I absolutely loved this book! I could really relate to Cathy and what was going on with her and her family and I LOVED Johnny! I can't wait to continue with the next two books!! If this book interests you, it's free for kindle on Amazon so go check it out!!
Jul 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Maybe it's just me but couldn't get into this book stopped reading half way through it didn't hold my attention at all, as I was reading i kept thinking I need to find a better book than wasting my time with this one
Great Book

I really liked this book. It's very well written and the characters are very believable. Plus, there are no errors. I highly recommend.
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good read.
Natalie Toledo-johnson
Wow wish it was one book not series.. Oh well.. Now just finding time to read next book in series..
Dec 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 stars
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
can't wait for the next book
Oct 31, 2016 rated it did not like it
One star

Did not like this book, target audience may have been late teen, may interest a young reader. Plot very simplistic and flat.
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