Mondays Are Red
Nicola Morgan
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Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM By Nicola Morgan

Fourteen year old Luke begins to realize how much his views of the world and the people in it have changed when he wakes up from a coma after having meningitis Suddenly he s seeing two worlds at once It s like being in a computer and looking out, seeing first the things on the computer screen, and then the real other world beyond What s worse is there s a strange ugly cFourteen year old Luke begins to realize how much his views of the world and the people in it have changed when he wakes up from a coma after having meningitis Suddenly he s seeing two worlds at once It s like being in a computer and looking out, seeing first the things on the computer screen, and then the real other world beyond What s worse is there s a strange ugly creature on the screen, who calls himself Dreeg His voice oozes into Luke s brain, offering to guide him All Luke s senses have changed He associates days of the week with different colors, and music evokes tastes He has a newfound way with words and begins seeing his annoying older sister, Laura, as a series of disgusting creatures.Luke is left feeling frightened but intrigued He seems to be getting better, but his mind is slowly being poisoned by Dreeg The creature offers him gifts of recovery, the return of his athletic ability, a dream girlfriend, and even the power to fly In return, all Luke has to do is turn against his friends and join in Dreeg s evil plans.
  • Title: Mondays Are Red
  • Author: Nicola Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780385730990
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover

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Pollyanna Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
I read this for a challenge, another book I wouldn't normally pick up and it was okay but a little confusing in parts. I found it quite a quick read but I wasn't that interested in the characters as I found them a bit dull. I had never heard of the condition that Luke suffered from but it sounds quite interesting. I liked the ending though but the overall story didn't pull me in.
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Geoffery Crescent Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
One of my favourite books growing up and a hugely formative read for me, not least because it was the first time I realised that my synaesthesia was an actual thing , although thankfully unlike Luke Patterson I do not have a tiny Dreeg in my head telling me to rule the world.Re-reading this as an adult there are a few things that passed me by as a child, most notably the deeply sexual undertones to Luke's hatred of Laura. There are also some nice meta touches, like Luke comparing his actions to [...]
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R.J. Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
Some beautiful language in this book, and an interesting outsider's perspective on synaesthesia (since the narrator hasn't grown up with it, but only acquires it after a near-fatal bout of meningitis). However, what could have been an interesting plot all in itself (the MC learning to deal with his new sensory perceptions) is cluttered up with a modernized take on Faust involving super powers, a demonic character whose motives and allegiances are somewhat muddled, and the MC developing a creepy [...]
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Megan Anderson Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
Interesting, and the writing was beautiful--it gets an extra star just for that. I loved all the analogies and her descriptions of things via synesthesia. Parts of the story were truly terrifying, too (the leaves and the seesaw? I had to get up and walk away for a moment). However, the plot was a little predictable, and I disliked the addition of the paranormal aspect. I think the story could've stood on its own from the basic premise, and adding in the good/evil Faustian conflict detracted from [...]
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Wendy Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
I read this book along with a junior high book group which I lead at the library where I work. I found this book odd, yet fascinating (which turned out to be the general concensus of the 7th graders who read it along with me in our group) Interestingly enough, all of the girls who are in the discussion group write their own stories, and so found the use of language in the book intriguing. In fact, the topic of whether having the condition of synesthesia could make a person a better writer, was t [...]
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Alison Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
This book was amazing. It's about a boy named Luke who has a condition called synesthesia, where you associate days of the week with colours and music with tastes and so on. There's this evil creature-thing in Luke's brain that tells him he can do anything he want if only Luke gave him a little tiny thing in return, but of course it ends up being a bit more than that.I'd already heard of synesthesia and knew a bit about it because there's an AFI song by the same name, but I didn't actually under [...]
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Majid Nobles Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
I've read this book for quite some time now. The story revolves mainly around a young boy waking up from a coma, suffering from a condition called Synaesthesia. It's a condition wherein the senses become so distorted and confused that one can actually "taste" music and such. The story is a bit bland for me, but what I could remember was that I got hooked when I read the first page. The descriptions are odd, unique and very vivid. I like the way the story is written. I remember googling "Synaesth [...]
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Claire Dawn Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
You know those kaleidoscope telescope things, that you turn and the colours change? This book is like that. It's about synaesthesia, a condition with crossed neural pathways which results in "mixed senses." Smelling colours, or seeing sounds, etc. But even more than that, Luke has some other issue going on in his brain that makes him capable of acheiving strange things. I guess it's kind of magical realism, because there's some unexplainable stuff going on. Interestin, but if you're not open to [...]
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Megan Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
That book was amazing. Yes, it wasnister, in places, but the way it was written and the story it told were incredible. Nicola Morgan said the this book was about the power of language and power itself, and I agree. It is a powerful story. It had a great, great plot, and I think I might just have to have a few people I know read it. Though, maybe that would be too obvious a hint=P Totally amazing! Two thumbs up for Mr. Nicola Morgan!
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Rozman Mashor Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
This book is rather interesting as it is a work of fiction which examines life through the perspective of an individual gifted with Synesthesia placed within the social context. Though the story is a work of fiction it covers the varying different issues that a normal everyday kid encounters and how his 'Unique' view affects his everyday activities and his future goals. I found it to be a different yet optimistic outlook on life.
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Cherylann Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
I wonder how my opinion of this book will change as the days go on. While I find the topic of the book interesting, I didn't really love this book. I felt that the book started slowly. About half-way through the book, Morgan introduced a suspenseful plot point. From this point on, I really began to get intrigued. I like the action that was introduced. Morgan's writing is beautiful, but I couldn't find a connection with any of the characters making the book difficult for me to get into.
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Greta Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
Two of my children really enjoyed this book so I thought I'd find out why. While it wasn't a bad story, or poorly written, I, myself, didn't find it to be a particularly good story or one that was well-written either. The one thing it did do, though, was to put synesthesia on the map, which is probably what they found most intriguing.
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Trisha Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
what an odd book. The disorder was really interesting ~ but the detour into evil vs good and fate (or fortune telling?) was just a little too weird for me to get really deep into. although the author playing with words and style, I wish it had had more substance. It did feel A LOT like a story a high school kid would write and turn in
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sisterimapoet Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
A good little read. I think I was hoping for a bit more depth in the synaesthesia stuff, but then this is a young read. It was clear that Morgan had fun writing it, and truly let fly with the possibilities of imagination, and that in itself made it a pleasing read.
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Stephanie Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
An enjoyable book with a dark premise but beautiful descriptions. The main character experiences synesthesia, so the way he views the world is very unique. The author offers an explanation of the condition at the back of the book.
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Laura Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
i read this when i was young and its the first book i ever loved! I find synesthesia fascinating >.<
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Katy Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
The first and only book I have read by Morgan so far.I loved this tale, very unusual and unexpected. I was on tenter hooks, hoping everything would work out well!
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Jessi Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
I didn't know anything about synesthesia until I read this book. It's a fascinating illness, and this is an odd and interesting book.
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Miriam Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
Slightly heavy-handed but well-written take on synesthesia, internal conflict, and coming of age.
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Claire Lamb Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
Interesting book posibly more aimed at the teen market. Good points for discussion to how different people "see" the world
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Dan Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
Delightfully well written and experimental, the world of a boy goes askew when he develops synesthesia
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Jasmine Oct 30, 2020 - 21:36 PM
Rating clarification: 2.5 starsa little boring
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Mondays Are Red By Nicola Morgan Fourteen year old Luke begins to realize how much his views of the world and the people in it have changed when he wakes up from a coma after having meningitis Suddenly he s seeing two worlds at once It s like being in a computer and looking out, seeing first the things on the computer screen, and then the real other world beyond What s worse is there s a strange ugly cFourteen year old Luke begins to realize how much his views of the world and the people in it have changed when he wakes up from a coma after having meningitis Suddenly he s seeing two worlds at once It s like being in a computer and looking out, seeing first the things on the computer screen, and then the real other world beyond What s worse is there s a strange ugly creature on the screen, who calls himself Dreeg His voice oozes into Luke s brain, offering to guide him All Luke s senses have changed He associates days of the week with different colors, and music evokes tastes He has a newfound way with words and begins seeing his annoying older sister, Laura, as a series of disgusting creatures.Luke is left feeling frightened but intrigued He seems to be getting better, but his mind is slowly being poisoned by Dreeg The creature offers him gifts of recovery, the return of his athletic ability, a dream girlfriend, and even the power to fly In return, all Luke has to do is turn against his friends and join in Dreeg s evil plans.

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