Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers on August 2, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy
When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true...
Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!
As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?
From the author 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and The Unremembered trilogy comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about second (and third and fourth and fifth) chances. Because sometimes it takes a whole week of Mondays to figure out what you really want.
I have a name for fun, frothy, good-time books that make me happy: “candy.” I know, maybe not the most unique moniker, but we all need a little sugar in our lives and even better if it doesn’t cost us any calories. And A Week of Mondays is just that sweet, delicious, wonderful candy.
Ellie, a hardworking, funny, 60s music adoring high school junior just got into a mega fight with her rockstar of a boyfriend, Tristan, and the fallout is going to be serious. Lucky for Ellie she gets a shot to relive Monday after Monday until she can get it right. Also lucky for Ellie she has a rock of a best friend in Owen, who, unsurprisingly is secretly in love with her. But unlike many books with this theme, Owen is not a weeny. He’s a thoughtful, supportive friend and all around great guy who I might just be crushing on a little bit. Which brings me back to Tristan, who could so easily have been a sly jerk but completely wasn’t. He’s a guy who’s trying to figure out what he wants just like Ellie. And, after that scene in the library I might just be crushing on him a little bit too. As Ellie hilariously figures out who she is and what she wants we get to tag along and enjoy the sugary goodness.
A Week of Mondays is the best kind of candy: the kind that gives you a rush and doesn’t leave you with a headache.