Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Monday's Not Coming

A gripping, relentless, and timely new novel from critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, about the complex 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...

Details Monday's Not Coming

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

Reviews Monday's Not Coming

  • Ellen Gail
    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.Full review to come soon.Big Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss for letting me read a drc of this gem!
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Morgan Gayle
    The more I think about this book the more I see it’s importance.
  • 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...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Monday's Not Coming is a super sad, intense book.  I thought it was so well written, but I need to give some warnings.   There is child abuse, neglect, and child death.  There are parts that are very hard to read.  There is also a lot of bullying from kids and talk of sex. The story is told by Claudia, but it goes back and forth in time.  She flashes back to when her best friend, Monday, stopped calling and writing to her.  Monday doesn't...
  • Alicia
    The reason behind the book is gripping as Jackson explains it in the ARC I received from Edelweiss, but it didn't hold together well for a fairly lengthy story about a middle school girl and her friend, who has been missing since Claudia went to visit her family for the summer and returned, puzzled because her best friend/twin, Monday, didn't write all summer and now hasn't shown up for the first few days of school, nor can Claudia get a hold of ...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Claudia and Monday are best friends and practically inseparable, but one summer when Claudia is away at her grandmother's, Monday doesn't write to her, and Claudia can't find Monday once she returns home, either. No one else seems bothered by Monday's disappearance, but Claudia is determined to find out what happened to her.*** SPOILERS AHEAD***This book alternates between "before," chapters before The Big Event, and "after," which are after TBE,...
  • Kim
    Thanks to Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: 5/22/18Monday’s Not Coming isn’t an easy book to read. With its themes of child abuse and death, it could be a trigger for some readers.The alternating between three timelines made the narrative a little confusing at times, and although I loved Claudia, her voice came across much younger than the teenager she’s supposed to be....
  • Tatiana Lee
    Tiffany D. Jackson is a genius and a master of her craft. Monday’s Not Coming is amazing and such an important book y’all need to pick up this book when it comes out it’ll be worth it trust me
  • Amy
    Many thanks to EdelweissPlus and Katherine Tegen Books for an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own.With this title, follow up title to Alledgedly , Tiffany Jackson has been promoted to my "must-read author" list. This was so, so good. I loved it, I was surprised by it, I was moved by it. Highly recommend.Claudia and Monday have been friends forever. So when Monday doesn't show up for the first day of school 8th grade year, Claud...
  • Jessica
    HOOOOOO...I’m in a pretty rough place after finishing this one, I have to admit. As a former teacher who would get those heart-breaking certified letters from CPS that said “there is no evidence of neglect,” this hit me hard. Reading this during the continuing crisis of young women of color disappearing from DC and Baltimore makes it especially important and timely to share with readers.Tiffany D. Jackson writes so sympathetically that it i...
  • Mrs. Shaffer
    Wow. Oh, wow. This really hit me hard. I saw pieces of so many of my former students in Claudia...and in Monday, too. Tiffany Jackson knows DC and the Southeast setting is eerily spot on...although the names of some projects and landmarks are changed, you can smell the mambo sauce and hear the Go-Go turning these pages. I am hesitant to say too much, especially this far ahead of publication, but this is an important book, and a real pageturner. I...
  • Lauren Deal
    LOVED this book! It's definitely a worthy next-book-after-Allegedly. Spoilery stuff: I thought it was obvious (probably intentionally obvious?) from the beginning that Monday was dead, but the revealing of when/how/where she died was not obvious at all. I was drawn into Claudia's character and felt her anguish over her best friend's disappearance. The end was a little confusing to me as Claudia was reconciling the timeline with the actual events,...
  • Jenni Walsh
    This book. TDJ doesn't hold back. After finishing (late) last night, I replayed the book through my head for what seemed like hours. Still, I'm at a loss for coherent words, besides the fact TDJ is a very powerful, talented author.
  • Jazmen
    An attempt at a coherent review, will be posted soon!
  • Erin
    View my reviews at www.drinkreadrepeat.comChildhood should be a carefree time filled with safe and sheltered exploration of the world and preparation for adulthood.Sources of stress should be limited to the mundane.That debate over which glittery kaboodle to get.A disagreement with your mother over what constitutes appropriate school attire.The occasional feud with a friend.But not all children enjoy such a worry-light formative period.This unfor...
  • Kat
    4 stars out of 5This book is in no way a light read.I devoured this book in one sitting simply because I was engrossed in finding out what happened to Monday, while trying to figure out what was going on with Claudia. Even when it became clear what had really happened to Monday, I was still engrossed in Claudia's quest for the truth.Monday's Not Coming deals with the very real issue of how little attention is paid to the teenage girls and young w...
  • Andria
    3.5 Stars. Claudia's best friend Monday has disappeared, and no one seems to notice or care except Claudia. As with Jackson's debut, Allegedly, it is refreshing to read a psychological thriller/mystery with main characters of color. And as she states in the forward, she "packed a lot in here," touching on issues like gentrification, social services, mental health, learning disabilities and missing children.Chapters alternate between "the before,"...
  • Wren (WhatWrenReads)
    3.5/4 Stars TW's: abuse This was a really strong and memorable novel by Tiffany D. Jackson, and I took a little while to start this review mostly because the ending hit me so hard. Her talent in writing shines in this story, and I'm really hoping to read her other novel now. 3.5/4 stars is a very positive review for me, but the reason it wasn't 5 stars was a few aspects that took me out of the diegesis of the story. In Monday's Not Coming we ...
  • Kathy Martin
    This is a story of a girl who is looking for her missing friend. Claudia and Monday have been best friends since first grade but, when Claudia returns from a summer spent with her Grandmamma in Georgia, Monday is gone. They had big plans for this eighth grade year and Claudia can't imagine spending it without her best friend.The main problem is that no one else thinks that Monday's disappearance is a problem. Claudia's mother says maybe she's sic...
  • Susan Mesler-Evans
    NOTE: This book has not yet been released. I was given a free Advance Reading Copy by HarperCollins and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This book will be released on June 5, 2018. If you would like to send me an ARC, please see this page.I was super-excited to be given this ARC. I'd heard amazing things about this author's previous book, Allegedly, which is still on my TBR list, so when I saw she had an upcoming release, I just had to...
  • dearlittledeer
    Tiffany Jackson is like the M Night Shyamalan of YA. I couldn't put this down until I found out what happened to Monday. Definitely the same sense of urgency in this book as there was in Allegedly. I did find the multiple timelines confusing at times and would like to go back and make sense of everything now that I know the ending. Plot aside, the characters and setting are exceptionally well done. Although the subject matter is disturbing, main ...
  • Jennifer
    Jackson begins in a letter telling readers that she based her novel on a real case of girls going missing in the D.C. area. It's an intriguing premise and one that is quite concerning: how do young women go missing from their lives and no one seems to notice? The main character is Monday's best friend and no one seems to be listening when she tries to tell the adults around her that something is wrong. Months go by without any resolution and when...
  • Carli
    Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss for the advance Kindle copy of this book. All opinions are my own.•⭐⭐⭐⭐💫/5 for this 5/2/18 release. Claudia comes back home after a summer with her grandmother, expecting to see her best friend, Monday. Except she doesn’t hear from Monday. And then Monday doesn’t show up for school. What Claudia does not understand is why nobody else is concerned. What happened to Monday?•The sto...
  • Dee
    This book is a soul stealer and I was completely engulfed in this world from start to end. Claudia is a middle school student who is convinced that her best friend, Monday is missing, but no one will believe her. As the story unfolds the reader is forced to reckon with so many questions... How do we handle the knowledge of suspected abuse? Do we truly listen to children when they speak? and, most of all, Where is Monday? As an educator and an alm...
  • Racine
    *Goodreads Giveaway*This book was very moving and it had me hooked from the very beginning. I was surprised near the ending of the book when I discovered that Claudia had been reliving the events that had occurred 2 years before, almost as if she had completely wiped it out of her mine that Monday had died. The author of the this book wrote not only with sorrow but with friendship in mind and also opened up my eyes to the fact that when someone g...