Title: Monday’s Not Coming
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 22, 2018
“Monday’s Not Coming” is an amazing novel by Tiffany D. Jackson. The book revolves around a girl named Claudia, who realizes, far before anyone else, that her best friend has gone missing. The story is pieced together overtime, and the timeline is seemingly a bit sporadic, however the reason for this becomes clear within the last few pages. Claudia is deeply impacted by her best friends disappearance in some major ways. But, for sake of not spoiling the book, I’d rather not mention them.
Both me and a fellow bookworm checked out this book. Over the course of us reading it, we would text each other with theories and plot twists and anything that had just happened. My point is, it was VERY engaging, and whilst reading, it induced the feeling of just physically not being able to put the book down. I loved the layout, and every event was completely unpredictable. But, there was one thing that absolutely shocked me In the “Dear Reader” section, it is mentioned that the book was “loosely inspired by a real case.” When I reached the last page, I experienced two things; my heart breaking into a million pieces, and the last puzzle piece being placed into a picture.
Overall, this is an incredible book that just sets the reader on an emotional roller coaster from just the beginning. Monday’s Not Coming is definitely not for younger audiences. I feel like a good age range would be maybe 8th or 9th grade and up. There are a lot of intense topics shown, and although some people may be able to handle violence, it goes far beyond that. In a way, it reminded me slightly of “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, as both novels focus on how people need to be listened to, and their voices must be heard in order to provide safe environments. Tiffany D. Jackson did an incredible job in writing this story, and I 100% recommend it to anyone who is interested.