Monday's Not Coming

Monday's Not Coming Monday's Not Coming 
by Tiffany D. Jackson

SynopsisMonday 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’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now, Claudia needs her best - and only - friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.

As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last

Book Review Monday is missing and the only person who seems to care is her friend Claudia. This story takes us through Claudia's journey to find her friend and still live the life of a "normal" 13-year-old. The story was a slow listen. The author drops clues into Monday's home life and the terror she and her siblings had to endure at the hands of the mother.  This story if nothing else highlighted a couple of things for me. It highlights how adults often dismiss the concern and anxiety of children. It raises the question of community and government responsibility for our wellbeing. I will say the "after" that occurred once Monday's whereabouts were discovered was a bit confusing and a bit drawn out. At any rate, I think this is a worthwhile read or listen. The narrator Imani Parkes did such a great job voicing this story. I would recommend this to those who like emotional, slow reads.  You can get your copy by clicking the image below.