Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, a book review submitted by Santana Wilson

Book cover Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. JacksonMonday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson is a novel I had a hard time putting down. Monday’s Not Coming follows Claudia, the main character, in a search for her best friend Monday. When Claudia’s best friend Monday goes missing, she worries something has happened to her. She fears no one is searching for her or even believes that she is missing. Although this book is fiction, it speaks to the real-world issue of when young black girls go missing. This novel was eye-opening to read in the sense that it shows how susceptible society can be to the normalization of thoughtlessly ignoring when a young black girl goes missing.

The novel can get confusing at times when you take into account the way the author divided it. It is possible that you may find yourself confused at the beginning of the novel, not really knowing which time of her life she is in. Tiffany D. Jackson was very adept with the style of her writing, it kept me engaged in the story she was telling. I always found myself wanting to know more of the story.