A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody
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Adeptly balancing comedy and heartbreak, Brody’s fantastical romance raises thoughtful questions about true love and the power to change one’s destiny.
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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.

 

About Jessica Brody

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Jessica Brody is the author of THE KARMA CLUB, MY LIFE UNDECIDED and the forthcoming UNREMEMBERED trilogy, as well as two novels for adults. She splits her time between California and Colorado. Visit her on the Web at jessicabrody.com.
 
Published August 2, 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 465 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 04 2016

No readers at all familiar with the plot device will be surprised as to the steps required to succeed and the ultimate outcome. Nonetheless, there are still some tender moments in this world of white, middle-class concerns, fittingly accompanied with only a hint of anything hotter than a kiss.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 23 2017

Adeptly balancing comedy and heartbreak, Brody’s fantastical romance raises thoughtful questions about true love and the power to change one’s destiny.

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