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Saturday, October 28, 2017
A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody
Ellison is not having a good Monday. She forgot her umbrella so she looks terrible in her school picture. Right before she's supposed to give a speech to the entire school for the class election, she eats something that has nuts in it and her entire face and tongue swell up. And sure, the day started with a text from her beautiful boyfriend Tristan that said "We need to talk", but Ellison is sure she can turn things around during a dream date that night at the fair. But instead, Tristan dumps her. Ellie is sure that if she only had another chance she could totally make the day work out better. The next morning, she gets the chance to have another Monday. In fact, she gets an entire week of Mondays in which to change things up and make them work out perfectly.
There's nothing surprising here from other "Groundhog Day"-esque plotlines but that doesn't mean it's not still a bunch of fun. Brody knows how to write super-likeable heroines who grow the right amount during the course of the book and keep me entertained along the way. Ellison is no different, although she might be a little denser than some others when it comes to her realization about true love.