Feb 26, 2017

A Week Of Mondays.

a week of mondays.
jessica brody.

Publisher Farrar,Straus & Giroux.
Publication Date: August 2,2016.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|464.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

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? 


Wow, I am not sure if I can explain in words how much I loved this book. I have been wanting to check this book out for a while. Once I started reading it yesterday, I wished that I had picked it up sooner than I had. A WEEK OF MONDAYS Is one of those books that once you picked it up, you have almost no chance of putting it back down. That was the dilemma that I came across when I started it last night. It ended with me spending most of today, reading it because I was eager to see how it would end. I can’t even begin to imagine how it must felt to relieve the same day over again, especially Monday for an entire week. Like Ellie I was starting to think that it would never end. I couldn’t help but love Ellie, she’s type of a girl that I would love to be friends with. I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, for everything that she had deal with, day after day. If I were in her situation, I don’t think I would been able to handle a whole week of it, I would have had breakdown much sooner. To me, Ellie is a survivor, a fighter. I was proud of her, and her accomplishments.

I didn’t like Tristan, I tried to but couldn’t seem to. There were moments that I liked him, back when him and Ellie started dating but he changed. If he cared about her, Ellie wouldn’t have to prove herself every single time, he would love her for who she was. Plus he broke up with her, yet he wasn’t sure why, he just felt that there was something broken that couldn’t be fixed? What kind of excuse is that? I was hoping that Ellie would figure out that Tristan is not the guy that she belongs with. As for Owen, I don’t think that she would have to that realization if it wasn’t for him. You can’t help but love Owen, no matter what was happening and how Ellie was acting, he was always by her side, looking out for her. I still can’t believe she didn’t figure out how he felt about her, even I figured it out. How he acted whenever she brought Tristan up, or how he looked at her, or how he always found a reason to be around her. It’s no wonder they kept fighting, because she always seemed to put Tristan first.

I believe that reason she got someone do over’s was not to get her and Tristan and her back together, but to act like herself and not trying to impress Tristan, because of Owen. I could tell there were few times while Owen and Ellie were hanging out, that she felt something between two of them that wasn’t there before. A spark. I just wish she figured out sooner that she had, that it was Owen she belonged with who loved her for who she was. No matter what she did. I found myself almost jumping with joy when she did. When the two of them kissing, I was smiling. A WEEK OF MONDAYS was unlike any book I read before and I fell in love with first page and it’s why I read it in one day, I couldn’t get enough of story. There were so many times I thought about putting down but I couldn’t and before I realized I had reached the end. A beautiful story about love, friendship and second chances.


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