At the time of writing this, I read this book about three months ago and I’m STILL THINKING ABOUT IT. Like every day.
What can I say about this book that will inspire others to read it without giving stuff away? I don’t know, so let’s find out together!
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins on May 22, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Format: ARC, eARC
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Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.
As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GIF
The Good: Can I just say everything? Because EVERYTHING was amazing! I actually started this book as an audiobook, and I have to say that Imani Parks really made this story 500x better by reading it. It gave me a good sense of how Claudia was speaking and what her voice sounded like. I’m not usually an audiobook person, but this one definitely made me want to listen to more!
The Bad: The time jumps were confusing right up until they weren’t. I know that sounds confusing, but it’s the most concise way I have to explain it. Once I knew what was going on though, I loved it! Reminded me a lot of how I felt right after finishing We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, in that I needed to reread it like ten more times, immediately.
JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER
This cover is wow. It’s bold, and bright, and simple. 10/10 stars!
For more books with unreliable narrators, read We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
For more books with missing girls, read In Her Skin by Kim Savage
Can we talk about View Spoiler »Monday’s death?!?! Her brother’s death?!?! Claudia’s deep denial of what happened?! All of it was crazy! I still can’t believe what happened, and at this point it’s been 3 months since I’ve read it. « Hide Spoiler
What’s your favorite mind-twisting book? Do you like rereading it knowing what happens or does knowing the ending ruin it for you? Let me know in the comments!
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