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A Month of Mondays ❰Reading❯ ➽ A Month of Mondays Author Joelle Anthony – Thomashillier.co.uk This can t be good Suddenly Suze s mom wants back into her life, and her teacher wants her to try harder As if middle school wasn t hard enough, Suze Tamaki s life gets turned upside down when her mot This can t be good Suddenly Suze s mom wants back into her life, and her teacher wants her to try harder As if middle school wasn t hard enough, Suze Tamaki s life gets turned upside down when her mother reappears after a ten year absence Once Suze gets over her A Month PDF/EPUB or shock, she thinks it might be cool to get to know her mom But her older sister Tracie is determined not to let her back into their lives At school things aren t much better One of her teachers decides the way to cure Suze s lack of motivation is to move her into Honors English a development Suze finds both inspiring and distressing When she s paired with straight A student Amanda on an English assignment, she finds herself caring about people s expectations like she s never done before.


About the Author: Joelle Anthony

I was born in Portland, Oregon and went to school with the same kids from kindergarten through high school I always wondered why kids in books were depressed about having to move That sounded so exciting to me So as an adult, I packed up my husband and cats and moved all A Month PDF/EPUB or the way to a new country I now live on a small island in BC, Canada It was definitely an adventure to love I m the author of four published novels and have taught writing at conferences, festivals, and in schools across the US and Canada I m also a regular contributor to The Society of Children s Book Writers Illustrator s bulletin, and a member of the Canadian Writer s Union Speed of Life is my most recent YA writing as J M Kelly It s a White Pine nominee and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award shortlisted book I m also the author of the Violet Downey Award nominated and Voya Top Shelf Award winning MG, A Month of Mondays, along with the YAs Restoring Harmony and The Right the Real Currently, I m working on an historical novel for adults set in Vancouver during the Cuban Missile Crisis In addition to writing, I am a freelance editor story development and professional writing mentor at thewritepotential.



10 thoughts on “A Month of Mondays

  1. Joelle Anthony Joelle Anthony says:

    Well, I m the author, so it s not really fair for me to rate this bookbut I love it and I hope you do too And I can say the cover is AWESOME since I didn t do that part myself


  2. Jeimy Jeimy says:

    I did not know what to expect when I started reading this book, but this seventh grader s life and struggles both in and out of the classroom made me reflect a lot as an educator It is sad that there is so much we assume about our students.


  3. Margaret Curry Margaret Curry says:

    This was a fast read that was quite funny at times There were a few grammatical errors I came across, but overall it was good enough that I will be searching outbooks by this author.


  4. Lindsey Roath Lindsey Roath says:

    I really enjoyed A Month of Mondays, a big thanks to Net Galley for the free preview As a middle school teacher, I saw so much of my students in this book The struggles of hair dye, boys and where to sit at lunch are the daily struggle around here Watching Suze navigate family changes and getting into trouble were a joy that I will surely be recommending to my realistic fiction readers.


  5. Camryn Camryn says:

    The theme of this book is happiness The main character has a dad and she has an idea of who her mom is but she is not sure.Her dad tells her that it is her mom and she was not surprised at all.


  6. Laura Laura says:

    This is a slice of life middle school story Set in Victoria, BC, Suze is just coasting through school And then her mother who abandoned her and her sister ten years before shows up and tries to get back into her life The story is well written and the voice of Suze feels natural too The second plot, of the project she does to try to save the custodians jobs is kind of cool but that is the only tension in the book I do like that Suze is half Japanese, third generation I like her family and This is a slice of life middle school story Set in Victoria, BC, Suze is just coasting through school And then her mother who abandoned her and her sister ten years before shows up and tries to get back into her life The story is well written and the voice of Suze feels natural too The second plot, of the project she does to try to save the custodians jobs is kind of cool but that is the only tension in the book I do like that Suze is half Japanese, third generation I like her family and aunt and uncle Then why only three stars Well other than wonder why her sister Tracie hates her mother and won t say why mystery and why her mother went away in the first place there isn t much of the story to make you race to finish it This would be a good story for its intended audience of middle school and perhaps for kids that think that they are responsible for what their parent does such as divorce, separation or abandonment Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review


  7. Michelle Kidwell Michelle Kidwell says:

    A Month of Mondaysby Jo lle AnthonySecond Story PressMiddle Grade, Teens YAPub Date 07 Mar 2017Thirteen year old Suze Tamaski has three people who think they are her Mother, her older Sister Tracie who has been Mothering her since she was three, when their Mother left, her Aunt Jenny when an Authority figure is needed, and her birth Mother Caroline who sends the checks.Suze has spent a lot of time in the principals office After a ten year abscence her Mother just shows up, Suze comes home to A Month of Mondaysby Jo lle AnthonySecond Story PressMiddle Grade, Teens YAPub Date 07 Mar 2017Thirteen year old Suze Tamaski has three people who think they are her Mother, her older Sister Tracie who has been Mothering her since she was three, when their Mother left, her Aunt Jenny when an Authority figure is needed, and her birth Mother Caroline who sends the checks.Suze has spent a lot of time in the principals office After a ten year abscence her Mother just shows up, Suze comes home to find her Mother in her living room.Will Suze be able to build a relationship with her Mother, after a decade long abscence Will she get a new appreciation for the older sister who waslike a Mother too her, and to the Father who stayed and raised her Find out in A Month of Monday s.Five out of five stars.Happy Reading


  8. Shari Shari says:

    I really enjoyed A MONTH OF MONDAYS Great voice, realistic family and school challenges, and an awesome main character I ll definitely recommend this to the MG kids in my life


  9. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    A Month of Mondays by Joelle Anthony and published by Second Story Press is an incredible middle grade novel Perfect for your tween and teen filled with all of the conflict and drama that our young adults face while navigating middle school.The story centres on Suze, a grade seven student with an older sister, who is being raised by a single father Suze isn t your typical student and often finds herself in trouble She s rebellious but so smart she doesn t know it When she is thrust into an H A Month of Mondays by Joelle Anthony and published by Second Story Press is an incredible middle grade novel Perfect for your tween and teen filled with all of the conflict and drama that our young adults face while navigating middle school.The story centres on Suze, a grade seven student with an older sister, who is being raised by a single father Suze isn t your typical student and often finds herself in trouble She s rebellious but so smart she doesn t know it When she is thrust into an Honours English class at the same time her estranged mother all of a sudden pops back into her life, Suze s world is turned on its head.Anthony has given us a very real character in Suze Suze is far from perfect, doesn t realize her potential, and is fierce in her friendships and her love for her family You just can t help but root for her A fun and layered read that s perfect for your back to school reading list Set in Victoria, BC, Anthony was not afraid to write a story set in a Canadian city with universal appeal Great for tweens, teens, young adults, and the young at heart


  10. Patricia Tilton Patricia Tilton says:

    Jo lle Anthony s has written a heartwarming story that focuses on the impact of parental abandonment, complicated family relationships and healing No one in Suze s family talks about her mother Caroline Not even her father There is a great cast of quirky characters, who are believable Suze is an engaging and edgy narrator, who perceives herself as an underdog at school But she is smart, curious, and determined character who takes risks that often land her in detention Her older sister, Tra Jo lle Anthony s has written a heartwarming story that focuses on the impact of parental abandonment, complicated family relationships and healing No one in Suze s family talks about her mother Caroline Not even her father There is a great cast of quirky characters, who are believable Suze is an engaging and edgy narrator, who perceives herself as an underdog at school But she is smart, curious, and determined character who takes risks that often land her in detention Her older sister, Tracie, is protective and makes Suze sign a contract to never have contact with their mother The plot is realistic, the tension is palpable, and the solutions flow organically Suze wants to get to know her mother, and their first contacts are awkward Caroline is late, leaves to make phone calls, or has to work late She sends gifts that aren t appropriate But they work at their relationship and Suze begins to find answers to her questions The ending is unexpected and very satisfying


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