Monday’s Not Coming sucked me in and had me reeling the entire time.
Truth: I totally turned the book over and skimmed the last few chapters to brace myself because, like, that’s what I need to survive certain stories sometimes. Like, I almost always look up TV spoilers to prepare myself emotionally and mentally for any potential deaths or major plotquakes.
Plus: I had a sour feeling that this story was going south, quick — that Monday’s disappearance was going to be disturbing and difficult for me to handle had I not. Gotta watch my mental health, after all.
I had trouble keeping up with…
- Time jumps because, unfortunately, this book relies heavily on specific time jumping headers — “[Name of month]”, “The Before”, “The After”, “One Year Before the Before”.
- The lack of chapter numbers, because the chapters follow the titles listed above to instead denote time.
- Tense used. It varied between past and present.
Overall, I loved it.
Monday’s Not Coming was such a thrill to read, but then I’m naturally fascinated with abductions/missing people stories, especially when it comes to children.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on 23 April, 2019
Genres: Coming-of-age, Crime, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Mental health, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young adult
# pages: 435