Monday, July 18th 2016
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Date: August 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Contemporary
Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone
Synopsis can be found here.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Ellie is having a bad case of the Mondays. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, she bombs her vice president speech and she loses out on softball practice.
But what if she had a do-over? And another one? And another one? What if she had a whole week of Mondays to get it right? Would she figure it out?
It’s easy to count on Jessica Brody. When I pick up one of her books, I know it will be fun to read, have humor and relateable characters and some great romance. A Week of Mondays does not disappoint. Ellie’s journey is heartbreaking and frustrating and sometimes hilarious as she navigates seven Mondays, one of the worst days of her life. While she mainly focuses on fixing the problems with her boyfriend, Ellie soon realizes that maybe she has lost sight of those she loves around her that aren’t Tristan. As she slowly figures out what is important to her, the days give her a better understanding of her own desires, wants, needs and goals. And not just being Tristan’s girlfriend.
I like best friend Owen, sweet and comfortable. I love how their relationship is so organic. It’s obvious to see why they’re best friends. I like Tristan, rock star Tristan who has girls pining for him. He’s a typical teenager, not sure what he wants and not sure how he would get it once he does.
The story reminds me of the best part of my favorite romantic comedies. There are some really sweet, heartfelt moments, bitter and crazy outlash and some very funny observations by our girl Ellie. I feel like this would be a fantastic movie.
Overall, A Week of Mondays delivers what I knew it would. Fun, fresh and perfect to bring on vacation or read the day away indoors.
Rating 8 Cookie Worthy