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?
Review by Twinsie Tenise
Claudia’s BFF Monday is missing. No one seems to notice nor care except for Claudia. Things aren’t adding up. Claudia is driving herself crazy trying to figure out where her friend has gone and why she wants nothing to do with Claudia. It seems no matter who she asks, no one can even recall the last time they saw Monday. Nothing makes much sense and as Claudia digs deeper, she begins to uncover things that may have been better off hidden. Mondays not Coming took me on an emotional roller-coaster. I read this book in less than a day a month or so ago and I still find myself saying “omg seriously?!?!?!” when I think about the ending. 5 pulse pounding stars!
Tiffany D. Jackson is a TV professional by day, novelist by night, awkward black girl 24/7. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film from Howard University and her Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School University. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves most likely multitasking.