Kid’s Book Review: The Mystery of the the Forever Weekend

Kid’s Book Review: The Mystery of the the Forever Weekend

About the Book and Author

Cory dreads Sunday evenings. It’s school the next day, where a bully is picking on him and he’s struggling to keep up in class. The night before a Monday that will include a maths test and another lonely lunch break, Cory wishes that the weekend would never end… and when he wakes up the next day, time has reset itself to Sunday morning. This is amazing!

He can lounge about all day watching TV, have pizza for dinner over and over again and play the lottery knowing which numbers will win big! But Cory soon longs for life to move on – can he break the time loop and bring the forever weekend to a close?

Lisa Thompson author

Lisa Thompson is a children’s novelist born in Essex, UK. Her debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, was published in the UK and North America in 2017 and went on to become a bestseller and was nominated for numerous awards. Lisa has gone on to write more best-selling novels, including The Light Jar, The Day I Was Erased and The Boy Who Fooled The World. Her novella, Owen and the Soldier, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards. Before becoming a novelist, Lisa worked as a broadcast assistant for BBC Radio 2 and CPL Productions.

Book Review

unputdownable and entertaining

The Mystery of the Forever Weekend tells the story of Cory, who gets stuck in a time loop.

The story is set in the present tense but it has a slightly different history. In short, it is believed  that once a year if you make a wish, it will come true. One day, Cory, the main character, wished aloud that Monday would never come. As a result, he relived Sunday a few times. But he didn’t know why, so he thought that there was something wrong with him.

It is a page-turner as the author has used quite a few cliff-hangers. I was desperate to know what happens to Cory at the end.

I found it fascinating to think of the possible consequences to wishes we make lightly – if they were to come true.

I believe that the moral of the story is to really think before you act. Also, the book provides first-rate entertainment as well.

The Mystery of the Forever Weekend is unputdownable and recommended for 8+.

My Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Kesar
  • Age: 11 years
  • Likes: Chicken soup, jewellery and cats
  • Dislikes: Big dogs and broccoli
  • Favourite Book: the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
  • Favourite Song: How Do You Like That by Blackpink
  • Favourite Movie: The Casagrandes