PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (BYR)
PUBLISHED: August 2, 2016
GENRE: YA Contemporary
SOURCE: Print ARC from publisher
RATING: 5 Stars
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.
At first glance, this is just your typical YA contemporary romance. Don't get me wrong, it's still all that but there's so much more the book has to offer. There're messages in there that teach us to always be ourselves and to never change for anyone. It's so simple yet can be so hard. It's the underline story of a girl who changes pretty much everything about herself to fit into a mold for her boyfriend. It happens ALL the time. Girls lose themselves in a relationship and it can be hard to get yourself back.
Ellison Sparks is dating the "It Boy" at school. Life is perfect, he's perfect...only problem is, he doesn't want Ellison anymore. Cue sad music. The day from hell just gets worse...well it started off horrible to begin with. Nothing went right and everything that could go wrong, did. It was just icing on the cake when Tristan broke Ellison's heart.
But when Ellison goes to sleep, she never imagines that she would be living the same day over and over again. The only person she's able to convince of what's going on is her best friend, Owen; who, I might add, is damn awesome. The chemistry between Ellie and Owen is sweet at best and takes a surprising but satisfying end. I loved seeing Ellie try and makes everything "right". She's a notable heroine and I enjoyed each and everyone of her antics.
Would I recommend this book? Isn't it obvious!? I ADORED the ever loving crap outta the story. So much so, I want to forget everything I read and start all over. Overall, I think the book is perfect for fans looking for a funny and romantic book about and equally funny and romantic girl. She makes things better.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self "publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.