Title: Monday’s Not Coming
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Published: May 22nd, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Fiction
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Listened to on Hoopla
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?
Things I enjoyed about this book:
Another heart-wrenching book. This story had some depth in it, it’s not a surface level read. It makes you think and then think again. It is dark and twisty so it was right up my ally. The character development was well done as well as the plot. It throws you into a world you might not feel completely comfortable with and that’s okay.
The Things I Didn’t Enjoy:
My one complaint of this book (especially while listening) deals with the timeline and timeline descriptions. It was hard to follow and felt like it was throwing me back and fourth. I wish I could have spent less time figuring out where I was in the storyline and could focus more on the meat of the store.
MRS BIRDS WORDS REVIEW
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson deserves 4 out of 5 feathers. I have really enjoyed Tiffany D. Jackson’s books. She really knows how to slowly hook you, drag you along, and then, BAM hit you in the face. Which to some might sound painful- but in the literary world it is awesome. I love her take on contemporary fiction the ability she has to suck me into a story. Tiffany takes tough subjects and brings light to them. The character’s were well done, the mystery was there, and the ending was shocking. My heart was with Monday and Claudia. I personally can’t imagine a world where I’d go missing and someone wouldn’t notice. I’m lucky. Tiffany was able to paint a picture of what it would look like and feel like and it breaks my heart that they’re are those young teens out there that slip under the radar. She inspired me to look out for the underdogs.
There’s swearing, sex talk, alluding to abuse, and homosexuality discussion.