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Review: Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Synopsis:

“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?”

Release Date: May 22, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

TW: for child abuse, neglect, and miscarriages.

Words I can use to describe this: DESTROYING. HEARTBREAKING. HEAVY. PAINFUL. 

Emotionally this book put me THROUGH IT. 

It’s been a long time since I cried at the level this book made me cry. I’m talking full on ugly cry. The kind were you think you’re gonna stop but then it just starts back up again. The girls at work didn’t know what was happening when they realized I was crying and were concerned. They both immediately said they want to read this after finding out it was the book that caused me to cry. 

“Well, sometimes the people we love the most can hurt us the most.”

I knew very early on where this book was headed but that did not change anything for me. I wanted to see if my suspicions were right. I needed to know. I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous to the point of becoming nauseous while reading before. From the beginning you just get this sense that something horrible is going to happen and I just spent the whole time trying to prepare myself for it too happen. And then when I found it happening I just was so devastated. As a human, mother, friend, and daughter I could NEVER imagine having to live any part of this story. No-one should ever have to go through this. 

“In this life, you don’t always get what you want, but you must dance through it,” she said. “Listen to the piano, Claudia! It has the beat you crave. You just have to listen.”

On a positive note. This book has amazing friends and family in it as well. I love Claudia, Monday and Michael. Claudia’s parents are amazing and my heart aches for them as well. They are so supportive I want to hug them. 

I will be reading everything that Tiffany writes. It may take me a few days to recover from this book. Thinking about the book makes me want to cry some more. 

Have you read Monday’s Not Coming? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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