Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, Monday: A Novel By Elizabeth Crook

*I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review*

Monday, Monday: A Novel
By Elizabeth Crook
Published by Sarah Crichton Books
Hardcover: 352 pages
April 29, 2014; $26.00 US/$30.00 CAN; 9781621451457

On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, sixteen people had been killed and thirty-two wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history.

Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre: Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets, and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. On this searing day, a relationship begins that will eventually entangle these three young people in a forbidden love affair, an illicit pregnancy, and a vow of secrecy that will span forty years. Reunited decades after the tragedy, they will be forced to confront the event that changed their lives and that has silently and persistently ruled the lives of their children.


I know I don't usually read this kind of books but the description of this book  sounded interesting so I decided to give this book a chance.  

I am so happy I did give this one a chance because I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. The first chapter starts off with the shooting and focuses on  three victims.  

I highly recommend this book

I give this 5 out of 5

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