Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Monday's Not Coming

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 ...

Details Monday's Not Coming

TitleMonday's Not Coming
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Contemporary, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Monday's Not Coming

  • Emily May
    This is the story of how my best friend disappeared. How nobody noticed she was gone except me. And how nobody cared until they found her . . . one year later. This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. Even though I disliked the ending of Jackson's Allegedly, it was still a strong, gripping and important book, and I couldn't wait for the author to write something else. What's most disappointing about Monday's Not Coming is that it is ...
  • Ellen Gail
    How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone? Allegedly scrambled my brain with a spork. Monday's Not Coming went for my heart instead. I haven't had a case of the post-book sads this bad since I finished Living Dead Girl. The book hangover is going to be real.Monday's Not Coming isn't a perfect book. The timelines can get confusing. The big twist didn't have quite the impact that Allegedly did. But the emotion ben...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    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 wer...
  • Laura
    I know what you’re thinking. How can a whole person, a kid, disappear and no one say a word? Like, if the sun just up and left one day, you’d think someone would sound an alarm, right? But Ma used to say, not everyone circles the same sun. I never knew what she meant by that until Monday went missing. This is a pretty heartbreaking novel, but it has it's issues. And that's unfortunate because it has this important message revealing a system t...
  • Jennifer
    "Who's really responsible for your well-being? Your family, the government, or your community?" Monday's Not Coming is a standalone YA/mystery novel written by Tiffany D. Jackson. Although a bit taxing to follow with its three alternating timelines and unfortunately not incredibly engaging IMO, it incorporates very real and important themes related to our most vulnerable resource (our children) falling through the cracks of our nation's various...
  • Lois
    I really liked this. While it does contain mystery and thriller elements; this felt more like an exploration of community relationships, classism and respectability politics. As well as the major issues that this book draws attention to, some of which are spoilers but the obvious one is the lack of attention paid by authorities to missing black girls. This is a real issue with devastating community consequences. I was very over protective of my t...
  • Trevor
    While I didn't enjoy this as much as Jackson's debut, I'm glad I stuck with it. Another overlook on my part; I wasn't aware that the narrator is actually in middle school. Claudia's voice felt very young & naïve (now I understand why) & was debating whether or not to continue. Usually I have a difficult time sympathizing with these kinds of characters in novels categorized in YA. Considering how much I enjoyed ALLEGEDLY, I decided to give Jackso...
  • Chelsea
    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 starsThis 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 t...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2.5 stars “...It’s hard facing a mirror and seeing all you are made of and all you couldn’t absorb. But I’m open to be changed. To be in a place where I can hold all the colors I love at once, appreciate what they are and learn from them. I’m open to new beginnings.” This is 100% a case where me not liking the book is a personal preference thing and no fault at all to the book. I’m positive a lot of people will enjoy Monday’s No...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    **I reread MONDAY’S NOT COMING immediately after finishing, keeping the spoilers I knew about the timeline in mind and I have to to say #TiffanyDJackson brilliantly put the story together with just enough clues that readers more astute than me might discover the meaning of which part of the story was being told. I actually enjoyed the story even more the second time with this knowledge so upped my review to 5 stars.4.5 STARSIf a middle school s...
  • ilsa ➹
    I didn’t hate this one. Nor did I love it. I just felt, so underwhelmed. I was kind of expecting this dark mystery thriller book...but instead, I got a really dragged out mystery.I wasn’t bored but again, nothing happened!! A lot of this book was just filler and I cared about all the wrong characters. I didn't care about the story!! I'm VERY confused about this story. The plot twist...was me just sitting there like “Oh.”. I didn’t feel ...
  • Morgan Gayle
    The more I think about this book the more I see it’s importance.
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    Holy shit, this book.Stay tuned for a full review coming very soon!
  • Marina
    I knew this book was going to be heartbreaking. But, it's devastating on so many levels. It's beautifully written and the characters are fantastic. The way the story unfolds makes you hold out a little bit of hope, even when you know there isn't any.Severe trigger warnings for child abuse.And: homophobia.
  • Nikki S
    WTF DID I JUST READ?! TOTAL. MIND. EFF.*Edit 05/18/2018*You can find more of my reviews here at my blog: Take Me Away... Having missed her debut last year, when the reviews started rolling in, I knew that I had missed out on something really good. Because of that, I added this to my TBR and vowed that I would NOT miss this one. And let me tell you, I'm glad I didn't. This has already claimed my spot as the #1 thriller of 2018. Monday is missing...
  • Red_Queen_Lover
    I'm trying this again because my first review was deleted.This review will have spoilers because I won't be able to stress how important a specific topic is.Claudia and Monday are best friends,more like sisters. One day,out of the blue, Monday goes missing. Claudia seems to be the only one who notices. We later learn why.Claudia thinks she's 14. She's 16. And Monday has been dead for 2 years. Claudia turned out to have problems with her memory, w...
  • Rachel Solomon
  • Thamy
    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.4.5.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 wor...
  • Jeweliana
    "Leave her out in the heat too long and her banana peel would start to rot. The tip of her highlighter blackens with wear. The prickling of her pineapple skin sometimes leaves her impossible to open. And dandelions are nothing but pretty weeds." Finished this book in two days, which is really fast for me! As a black woman, I was immediately drawn in by the strong representations of black families and culture. I could easily see myself in Claudia'...
  • Jassy Myra West
    “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 perfect...
  • Afoma Umesi
    S H O O K.This story kinda blew my mind. When Claudia returns from summer break to realize that no one has seen her best friend Monday all summer, she starts to worry. Monday and Claudia have been best friends since forever — practically inseparable. Claudia is sure that Monday couldn’t have just abandoned her without a word, so she basically conducts her own investigation. She begins to discover chilling truths about her best friend that she...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    Monday's Not ComingTiffany D. JacksonRating: 4/5Note: 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 ex...
  • Catie
    Yes, the back and forth timeline is often hard to follow and I do think that this book should have ended about forty pages earlier. However, I connected SO HARD with this story. I have seen these kids - kids who move through life giving off a million little "bread crumbs" and yet continuously fall through the cracks. In hindsight, it's easy to see all of the signs connect and paint a dark, ominous picture, but in the moment it can be hard to spot...
  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Monday's Not Coming is a visceral, gut wrenching novel about a topic that's all to real.
  • Genna
    It's been over a month since I finished this haunting book and I'm still thinking about it. I liked this even more than Allegedly, personally. I handed this to a teen student today and can't wait to hear if she's as hooked as I was! READ THIS: the story, and characters, will stay with you!
  • Rose
    Quick review for a quick read. This book hit me like a sucker-punch to the gut in several moments. I had some context to the inspiration by this book, and I had an idea about what would happen to the novel's namesake character, but not quite how the novel would progress for events. It starts out like a story between two best friends, where one friend - Monday - suddenly goes missing without anyone really asking about her whereabouts. Claudia, the...
  • Ashley O
    I really enjoyed this book - my only complaint, which I have seen in many reviews - was that the tenses jump so often it's hard to keep track. I honestly read without reading the chapter headings so it went smooth enough for me - toward the end though I did get more confused - when everything converged - to an unexpected ending (for me anyway) which I liked a lot - I think some of the bulk could have been taken out - just having flashbacks within...
  • Kimberley
    Thank you Edelweiss+ for an advanced Egalley of Monday's Not Coming. Unlike most, I wasn't impressed with Tiffany Jackson's debut, Allegedly. I didn't not like it, but I wasn't blown away either. That wasn't the case with Monday's Not Coming. Claudia has returned from summer vacation to discover her best friend/sister/soul mate, Monday, is missing. No one knows where Monday is, nor does anyone seem concerned with locating her. Claudia has a feeli...