- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 22, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062422677
- ISBN-13: 978-0062422675
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 91 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Tiffany D. Jackson is the author of Allegedly, Monday’s Not Coming, and Let Me Hear a Rhyme. A TV professional by day, novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking. You can visit her online at www.writeinbk.com.
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Claudia’s best friend Monday doesn’t show up for the first day of eighth grade and no one seems concerned. No one but Claudia. Monday’s mother says the young teen is with her father, Monday’s sister says she’s with an aunt. The school says she’s not registered. Claudia’s mother says Monday will turn up. As days turn into weeks into months Claudia is more determined to find her best friend.
I wanted to fall in love with Tiffany Jackson’s sophomore effort as much as her debut ALLEGEDLY, but the layout was too confusing to follow. Chapters were labeled Before and After, and also Before Before and 2 Years Before Before so I was often confused about what time period I was reading. If Before has been before Monday disappeared it might have been a bit easier. Upon completing the book, I understood why Jackson chose ambiguity, but it took away from my enjoyment.
I just loved Claudia and her complexity. Monday was her only friend, her other half, the one who gave her confidence. Suddenly alone, Claudia’s dyslexia becomes more apparent. She fears the Stupid Class. Dance is her salvation, but she feels like she doesn’t belong with the best group.
MONDAY’S NOT COMING made me mad and sad and frustrated as a system too overworked and under serviced to take notice. Pointing fingers is easy. Most professionals, teachers, counselors, social workers do their best in difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, their best can fail kids like Monday.
Anything more I want to say about MONDAY’S NOT COMING falls into the *spoiler* category. Jackson is a writer worth exploring. Her books have made me think and feel in areas novels don’t often touch.