Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Title: A Week of Mondays
Author: Jessica Brody
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 of 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.
This was a fun, quick, and easy read!
I enjoyed reading this book and the plot to this story was nice. There was a lot of anticipation waiting for Ellie to finally make the right decision.
Although the same day kept happening over and over again, I thought that it came together nicely and was not too repetitive to where I would get bored with it.
My favorite part in this book was the very end because I like how everything came together and she finally figured out what to do.
I really liked this book but the only thing that threw me off was the main character, Ellie, and some of her actions.
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars
SPOILER ALERT HERE!
Tristan was definitely not the perfect boyfriend, he was not entirely loyal and I just thought he could have been better so for that I give him a ⅕ stars. Owen, on the other hand, was so sweet and I couldn’t wait for them to be together! He is definitely more of my ideal book boyfriend, ⅘ stars!
Age Recommendation: 13+