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Monday's Not Coming

By Rachel Sarah, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gripping thriller about a girl disappearing without a trace.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

Many Challenging Subjects Including Sexuality Topics

I strongly agree with the rating 14 and up. In addition to the subjects mentioned in the summary, there are many topics about sexuality addressed in this book. In fact, I'm surprised there's only one circle in the Sex category. Homosexuality, promiscuity, intercourse, and prostitution are all part of the story. This is a book to discuss at length with your child. If you're looking for a way to open a dialogue about a plethora of challenging subjects, this book will do that. It's a very engaging story and the characters are vibrant.
age 15+

Great read for older teens

This book definitely kept my attention, and after reading it, I almost want to read it again to see all the foreshadowing I missed. However, this book is definitely more for mature teens. For sexual references, it should definitely be more than just one star. There were a multitude of sexual related topics that I would not want a younger adolescent to read.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (20 ):

This is a gripping page-turner about an eighth-grader who's gone missing. It's also the heartbreaking story of friendship. Monday's Not Coming illustrates with incredible depth how child protective services fails, how alcohol and drugs cause family dysfunction, and how poverty devastates a community. Readers will love the girls in this story who are so real and fully developed. Parents and teachers will appreciate this author's writing on many complex social issues.

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