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JJ Johnson

Biography

JJ Johnson

J.J. Johnson is a youth counselor turned young adult novelist. 
 
J.J. grew up in Norwich, a small town in central New York State, where she raced BMX bikes, 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 University, with a concentration in Adolescent Risk and Prevention. 
 
Before writing novels, J.J. counseled at-risk teens and coordinated youth service programs such as The Learning Web, Justice Summer and Youth Advocacy. 
 
She is the author of many books. Her books have received numerous honors and have been translated into six languages.
 
She lives with her husband, son and dog in Durham, North Carolina.
 
J.J. loves echidnas, dance parties and Star Wars. 

JJ Johnson

Books by JJ Johnson

by JJ Johnson - Social Issues, Youth Fiction

 

Jennifer has to force her family to realize that she needs treatment for her eating disorder. But her experience in an eating disorder treatment unit isn't quite what she expected. In 1988, when she was 15, JJ Johnson was hospitalized for treatment of bulimarexia, a combination of bulimia and anorexia.