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Book Content:

  • “Whatever April. You don’t even go to this school. You just here to get some d***.” (page 207)
  • “She sucked my d***” (page 248)
  • “Is she f***ing all of them” (page 251)
  • “Darrell, didn’t you f*** my sister?” (page 264)
  • “F***ING P***Y!” (page 299)
  • “Man, f*** you then dumb b****” (page 339)
  • “That b**** is out like a f***ing turkey!” (page 348)
  • “‘Me and Monday… We did do something.’ He took a deep breath. ‘She… sucked my d***. I didn’t really want it to happen, it just kinda… did,’” the presentation reads. “Her top lip curled up. ‘Wait a minute, is that what was really going on? She did your homework and you [ate] her c****ie! Is that why you crying? ‘Cause Monday’s not around to do your homework no more?’”
  • “I tiptoed toward the door, peering through the window at the boy — his pants around his ankles — squeezed between April’s straddled legs as she lay on top of a teacher’s desk,” the passage reads.
  • “I gripped his arms and flipped him around, pushing him against the wall,” another excerpt reads. “I took a deep breath before dropping down on my shaking knees, the ground cold.”
  • Other passages tell of severe domestic violence scenarios in which the narrator justifies brutally beating, starving, and keeping a young woman captive.
  • “I came home early from babysitting and see her coming out of some car in these tight-a** little shorts, talking fast, telling my she’s about to leave me. I grabbed her by the neck and started punching her. She wanted to be all big and bad, trying to face me like a grown-a** woman, she’s gonna get beat like a grown woman,” the book reads. “I threw her in the closet for a couple of days. She kept on screaming, begging to be let out, begging for water. Every time she made too much noise, I’d walk in and kick her.”
  • The book, which is rated for ages 13 to 17, repeatedly describes sexual encounters between children as well as other risky and dangerous situations. One character explains that he “did do something” with the titular Monday, further admitting that she “sucked my d***.”
  • “She did your homework and you ate her c******?” Is that why you crying? ‘Cause Monday’s not around to do your homework no more?” another character asks.

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

  • A young teenage girl goes through memories of her best friend as she tries to discover why her best friend has gone missing.

  • This book contains violence including child abuse; excessive/frequent profanity and derogatory terms; inexplicit sexual activities; sexual nudity; sexuality; alcohol and drug use; and controversial racial commentary

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