The First to Know by Abigail Johnson

The First to Know

Dana Fields's father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half brother her age whose very existence means her parents' happy marriage is a lie. Dana's desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad's deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family...


Details The First to Know

TitleThe First to Know
ISBN9781335007940
Author
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherHarlequin Teen
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews The First to Know

  • Madison
    1970-01-01
    Once again I am left utterly speechless by an Abigail Johnson novel. How does she do it!?!! Because The First To Know is the most incredible, agonising, rip-your-heart-out-and-then-sew-it-back-together, amazing book. Asdffdhngikaldnvj....I hope the publisher wasn't expecting a put-together, coherent review, because all they are going to get is swooning, sighs, exclamation marks and fan-girling. Because it really is just. that. good.When Dana deci...
  • Kayla (Kdrewkthebookworm)
    1970-01-01
    I love romance stories that also have a focus on family ties, so I was exuberant to get into this one! It was awesome! The only fault about it was that the main character was not the most likeable as she complained a lot, but I can overlook that for all the other elements I enjoyed. The plot was very unique and captivating. Although it wasn't the most realistic storyline, it was realistic enough for people to relate to it and be riveted by it. I ...
  • Julia Ostash (fictionalovers)
    1970-01-01
    I was blessed to receive an arc of this book from Abigail, and let's just say it was amazing. The story centers around a girl named Dana and how she wants to please her dad. She does a DNA test for him, so that he can find his family. When the results come back, Dana, finds out her dad might have a father or son. She immediately thinks it's her grandfather so she contacts him. Finding out the person is actually 18, Dana's life starts to crumble b...
  • Librarians' Choice
    1970-01-01
    Once again I am left utterly speechless by an Abigail Johnson novel. How does she do it!?!! Because The First To Know is the most incredible, agonising, rip-your-heart-out-and-then-sew-it-back-together, amazing book. ....I hope the publisher wasn't expecting a put-together, coherent review, because all they are going to get is swooning, sighs, exclamation marks and fan-girling. Because it really is just. that. good.When Dana decides to surprise h...
  • Chelsea Anne
    1970-01-01
    (I was kindly given a copy from the publisher through NetGalley)4.5 STARS!This is the second book I've read of Abigail Johnson's, the way she wrote the story was amazing, I was hooked from the very first page!This is about a girl named Dana who has a DNA test done for her father hoping to find some long lost family of his, instead she finds something that hits much more closer to home, a half brother that's only a few months older than her.. and ...
  • Makenna Fournier
    1970-01-01
    4.75/5 I was ready to say that this book was just a mediocre book, because honestly the first half of the book was that for me, but then I read the second half of the book, and omg my heart. I cry when I read books a lot, I am a super emotional person, but I only cry when someone die or is about to die. There have probably been one or two times when I have teared up over other things in books, but I can't remember any of them so they obviously h...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    This was a great story on an interesting topic. When Dana tries to do something nice for her dad who was adopted, she does an online DNA search. The results lead her to who she thinks will be an older male relative but instead she finds that she has a brother. This revelation changes the way that she sees her father, family and self. Getting close to her brother is a problem because he wants nothing to do with her situation. She finds herself dra...
  • Amanda-Has-A-Bookcase
    1970-01-01
    This must be a great book if my eyes are still red from crying! The last few chapters had all the feels! While this is a contemporary ya book the romance was not the front and center part of the story, thank goodness. There was so much more to this story. This is my first Abigail Johnson book and won't be my last! Thank you Goodreads for the arc!
  • G.F. Miller
    1970-01-01
    Abigail writes family dynamics with incredible depth and heart. Her characters are strikingly human--flawed and beautiful.
  • Gabriella
    1970-01-01
    Review to come.