Monday, June 19, 2017

Book Review: A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

AUTHOR: Jessica Brody
PUBLISHED: August 2, 2016
PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
PAGES: 464
SOURCE: Bought

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?


In a nutshell
I've read one other book by Jessica Brody (52 Reasons to Hate My Father) and really enjoyed her characters. They are the perfect blend of real, snarky, and ever changing. A Week of Mondays was no exception to this formula. 
I'm not going to say I didn't go into this thinking it would be WAY similar to another book. I'd like to say that I  don't think that after reading this. The only thing I can say that was more or less similar was the "reliving the same day day over and over again* 

The book is broken down into 7 Mondays, and at the end of each Monday we get a chapter that takes us back to how Ellie met Tristan which I really found interesting because we learned how they became a couple.

As I said up top I love her characters. They are flawed, and  that makes them a bit more relatable to me. 
I believe that Ellie learns something new each Monday that she lives, and despite almost always getting dumped she becomes more aware of who she is and what she has.

Owen is that best friend who secretly has a crush on Ellie. I love these type of best friends because at first they may seem unimportant but in the end they become something. They sometimes have it harder then the MC and still remain grounded (usually).

I loved the ending it definitely had the HEA that I love to  see, but it did it so easily after the the crazy week of Mondays Ellie went through. It wasn't explained as to why or how it happened. I know that sometimes it doesn't need that, but I'm curious.

My Journey through Goodreads


May 2, 2017 – Started Reading
May 3, 2017 – 
page 50
May 5, 2017 – 
page 151
 32.54% "I love the way the author writes her characters."
May 5, 2017 – 
page 222
 47.84% "I'm the freakin' soft drink of girls- Ellie"
May 6, 2017 – 
page 346
 74.57% "I love it. the author added one of her other books into this one by making it a magazine cover that ellie picked up."
May 7, 2017 – Finished Reading


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