Published by Farrar Straus and Giroux on August 2nd 2016
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
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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?
Everybody wishes they could have a do-over all the time, right? Especially on Mondays because Mondays are usually the worse day of the week (for reasons unknown). Think of the worse things that can happen to you on a Monday which can include being late for work or school, getting a speeding ticket, it’s probably raining and you’ve forgotten your umbrella, etc. Ellie (or Ellison) thinks her Monday couldn’t get any worse especially when she got into a fight with her boyfriend Tristan on Sunday and is anticipating for a breakup. Breakups sucks, obviously, but when your boyfriend is a douchebag like Tristan then I think it’s time to move on. But, Ellie is determined not to let that happen. So, when her terrible Monday is over she wishes for another chance to make things right. I liked that she’s determined to make it a perfect Monday, but reliving the same day must be pretty boring if you know the outcome and there’s no long lasting consequences. Though at the same time I can’t imagine having a do-over just because you don’t want your boyfriend to breakup with you. I don’t even get why she liked him in the first place other than the fact that he’s popular.
The first two Mondays she kind of gets what she wants, but slowly as she has to repeat each Monday Ellie realize the little things that she doesn’t see the first time. Like how her little sister is being picked on by her peers and Owen’s mood swings when they talk about the boyfriend stuff. Speaking of Owen, I was trying really hard not to slam my head against my table because of obvious he likes her and why can’t she see that reasons. So all the Mondays Ellie is reliving she not only changes her personality but her attitude as well. Sometimes she goes from extreme to the I don’t care because there are no consequences in the end factor.
Anyways, despite the book being huge it was actually a pretty quick read. The last book I read by Jessica Brody was her Unremembered series, which I don’t think I’ve finished yet…but compared to that series, this was a really fun fluff read that had me laughing and relating.