Published by Farrar Straus and Giroux on August 2, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
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 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.
My Top 5 Best Mondays
by Jessica Brody
In my latest book, A WEEK OF MONDAYS, I did something very evil. I forced my main character to relive the same horrible Monday over and over and over again. Everything that could possibly go wrong on this day does: she gets a red light picture ticket, she bombs her election speech and her school photo, she chokes during her softball try-outs, her parents are in some weird fight, AND to top it all off, her boyfriend breaks up with her! Yeah, as Mondays go, this one pretty much blows. And then she wakes up the next morning to find that is the exact same Monday. Yup, all of these awful things are happening all over again. But Ellie also soon discovers that although she’s trapped in the same Monday, she also has the power to change it. The question is…which parts actually need changing?
So, in promoting this book, I’ve been talking a lot about horrible Mondays. But not all Mondays are bad, right? Some are actually pretty great! Which is why I’ve decided to compile a list of my top 5 favorite Mondays. These are days that I think I would easily agree to relive over and over. 🙂
And here they are! (WITH PICTURES!)
5) The Monday my husband and I landed in Rome (my first time in Italy) and had the most delicious meal I’ve ever had in my life (even though I was DEAD tired and soooo jetlagged!)
4) Pretty much any Monday that I’ve ever spent at Disneyworld
3) The Monday we adopted Honey, our golden retriever! Look how tiny she was!
2) The Monday I signed the contract for my very first novel!
1) The Monday it was announced that Unremembered was optioned for film!
So yeah. I’d probably relive any of those Mondays! What about you guys? What are some of YOUR favorite Mondays?
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