A Week of Mondays Blog Tour: The Sixth Monday

August 1, 2016 Blog Tour, Guest Post, Young Adult 1

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Good morning and happy Monday! I am super excited to be a part of Jessica Brody’s A Week of Mondays Blog Tour today. A Week of Mondays will be released tomorrow, and you should all go and get a copy. I am a big fan of Jessica’s and can’t wait to dive into this one! As a part of the tour today, Jessica will be popping by today to share with us one of seven concept boards that she created for the tour that were inspired by the personas the Ellie tries on. Keep reading to see the board and learn more about the book from Jessica herself. :)

Guest Post

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If you could relive the same day over and over again, what would you do? What would you change? Would you change
yourself?

As I started writing A WEEK OF MONDAYS, I knew I wanted this to be a reinvention story. I wanted Ellie to essentially re-create herself every single day in order to figure out who she really is by the end. Because that’s what we do, isn’t it? We try on different personas. We post different kinds of pictures on Instagram. We reinvent ourselves over and over in hopes of finding our true identity.

The key to Ellie’s reinvention, when it came to this novel, was her 7 different looks for the 7 different Mondays. Each day she tries on a different version of herself. Fortunately, for this piece of the story, I had help. My little sister, Terra Brody, is an assistant costume designer in Los Angeles. She’s worked on hit TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Scandal, and Shameless. For each Monday, I gave her “character notes” for the role Ellie was trying to play and she helped me put together a concept board to represent the “look” for that day. She does similar boards for when she’s costuming a character in a TV show.

As part of the A WEEK OF MONDAYS blog tour, I’ll be sharing 6 of the 7 concept boards that we created for the book, as well as the final “looks” we put together for each Monday.

The 7th board is a secret…as is Ellie’s true identity. (Until you read the book, anyway.)

Here is the concept board for the Sixth Monday.

 

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Character Notes:
Ellie has reached a pit of despair. She’s stuck in this nightmare of a Monday
forever. There’s no hope. She stays in her pajamas all day, staring at the clock.

 

Sixth Monday - final look


See the rest of Ellie’s ‘looks’ here!

First Monday: Fierce Reads
Second Monday: Andi’s ABCs
Third Monday: Ticket to Anywhere
Fourth Monday: For What It’s Worth
Fifth Monday: Mundie Moms
Sixth Monday: Nite Lite Book Reviews

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Title:
 A Week of Mondays
Author: Jessica Brody
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Find It: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, Book Depository

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.

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I love this look because it’s really what I want to wear most days. Many thanks to Jessica and Macmillan/Fierce Reads for inviting us to be a part of this tour. Please check out A Week of Mondays tomorrow and be sure to check Jessica’s website to see where she will be touring over the next couple of months. I hope your Monday is going swimmingly!

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  • What a fun post! I love this kind of Groundhog Day story. I’ll have to refer to the daily outfit inspiration when I get my hands on a copy of the book. And agreed – I’d be happy wearing this look most days too :)