From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.

Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried.

When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.

As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

June 5, 2018  |  448 pages
(Read from Jul 30, 2019 to Aug 2, 2019)
Grade: B    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 70% Entertainment, 30% Literature
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When framed as a mystery novel, this book is lacking. There are hardly any clues, the suspects are vague, and the only person desperate to solve the case is the middle-school protagonist. But as a work of social commentary, Jackson finds success. The themes of poverty, race, and gentrification at first feel like scenery but over time become subtle plot drivers. Just don't bother trying to decode the chapter titles, because the jumbled timeline creates more confusion than suspense.  (+3 votes)