Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparablemore sisters than friends. So when Monday doesnt turn up for the first day of school, Claudias worried. When she doesnt show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldnt just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last years rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her bestand onlyfriend more than ever. But Mondays mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Mondays sister April is even less help.As Claudia digs deeper into her friends 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 shes gone?...
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Monday's Not Coming Reviews
Monday's Not Coming is a dark story about a girl whose best friend goes missing. Nobody seems concerned, except Claudia. Claudia sets out to figure out what happened to Monday and will do whatever it takes to get answers.
I have mixed feeling about this book. I won't say it's an "enjoyable" read because the story is kind of grim. I did like Claudia. I had to admire her strive to keep trying to figure out what happened to her friend and to make the adults listen to her. I will admit thoug ...more
Monday’ Not Coming was utterly devastating, gripping, dark, intense and it messed with my mind on multiple levels. The various relationships and characters in this were superbly written, with voices brilliantly human and real. This had my heart beating 1000x a minute and breaking in equal measures. I will say that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the structure of the book and therefore found the timeline a little hard to follow at times. There were also some potentially harmful plot points, which was ...more
“Who’s really responsible for your well-being - your family, the government, or your community?”
I think this book is a very important read to shine light on situations affecting missing children of color. The MCs best friend goes missing and no one seems to notice or care but her. She tries her best to get many people involved but police tell her an immediate family member has to report it and social workers are saying the friend is perfectly fine.
The book takes place in DC bringing to light, it ...more
There goes one of my most anticipated releases of the year. I wouldn’t say it’s a disappointment, but sadly not going to be a new favorite. 3 1/2 stars
This story follows Claudia, a young teen who has a best friend named Monday. When Claudia returns to school at the start of the year, Monday isn’t there and no one seems to have any idea where she is. Told in three timelines, the story explores the relationship between Monday and Claudia as the mystery of her disappearance is unraveled.
The premise ...more
This book has so many great aspects! The theme, the voice, the narration, the characters! But I'm hurting too much to decide on my favorite.
Claudia is looking for her friend Monday. They haven't spoken since Claudia had to spend the summer with her grandmother and now she's back Monday is nowhere to be found. And while some people just gave up without even a try, others even seem glad she's gone. But Monday was her best friend, her entire world, and Claudia won't stop searching for her.
The t ...more
Monday's Not Coming
Tiffany D. Jackson
Note: Special thanks to Harper Collins for providing an ARC for review.
Much like Allegedly, readers have to dive blindly into this book and allow Ms. Jackson to lead you on a twisting and thrilling journey. Anytime students ask for a book recommendation that is either dark, would blow their minds, or both, I always point them to Allegedly. Monday's Not Coming will give me another opportunity to expose readers to Jackson as the wonderful YA mystery ...more
I wanted to like this more than I did. I found the timelines confusing, and even when (view spoiler)[ we find out that Claudia's been experiencing severe PTSD from losing her best friend (hide spoiler)] I still could not connect with the storytelling style.
That said, this is going to be a powerful book to many readers. It's a story about abuse and privilege, as well as a story about the girls who go missing without a trace.