From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.
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?
Jackson's sophomore novel, following 2017's acclaimed Allegedly, features another ripped-from-the-headlines premise that will keep readers guessing through the final pages. After a summer in Georgia with her grandmother, Claudia returns to Washington, D.C., ready to take on eighth grade with her best friend, Monday, even though Monday didn't respond to any of Claudia's letters over the past two months. Claudia soon finds, though, that Monday is gone. Stories about where she is don't add up and no one seems concerned, but Claudia can't shake the feeling that Monday might be in real trouble. Time shifts in chapters such as "Before the Before," "The Before," and "The After" create a measured and intense buildup as Claudia realizes that Monday was keeping painful and potentially dangerous secrets. Claudia's mother's frequent reminder to check in at home "Breadcrumbs, Claudia. Always good to leave breadcrumbs" prompts both Claudia and the reader to remain vigilant. Jackson's characters and their heart-wrenching story linger long after the final page, urging readers to advocate for those who are disenfranchised and forgotten by society and the system. Ages 13 up.
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I was hooked from the very beginning!
I cannot begin to explain how amazing this book is! It captivates you and draws you in from the very beginning! I was glued to the book, eagerly anticipating what would happen next! I think this might be my favorite book to date. I hate that things like this really go on and are some people’s reality. But I’m also glad that she’s bringing awareness to real life issues! I got attached to all of the characters and I truly hate that I’m done reading it. Thanks for this awesome story and allowing us to get a glimpse of what some would like to push to the side in an attempt to act like it doesn’t happen. Job well done.
I absolutely love this book. Personally, I never had a love for reading; however, I’m glad I gave this book a try. So eager to go into details yet not wanting to spoil it for those who base their decisions off one’s reviews, all I have to say is read it with a clear mind and the book will take you on one wild story. Filled with messages crafted and molded into some of our childhoods memories… man I truly enjoyed this book, much thanks to the author amazing work!
A true page turner. MUST READ
Years of college and assignment after assignment paper after paper has really drained my love of reading, but man am I glad I found ‘Monday’s Not Coming’, because it has reignited that love I have for reading.
When I tell you haven’t read a book cover to cover in years you’ll have to believe every me, but this I couldn’t put it down and finished in a little over a day! I’m so sad to have come to the end of this book and yet so happy. It’s a truly amazing story and worthy of a spot in your collection.
Once you get to the end of the sample you won’t be able to put it down until you reach the end of the book.
This is the first of Tiffany Jackson’s work I have read but I am excited to see what this amazing writer will put out next!
Thanks Tiffany for such an amazing book and reigniting my love of reading with such a passion.