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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (17 Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340855568
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340855560
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.5 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 508,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I wear several hats: I write for teenagers and children - I have had around 90 books published, including award-winners and some best-sellers. And one of my favourite parts of that is doing school events and festivals.

I also write for writers who want to improve their writing and become published. I blog at the industry-acclaimed Help! I Need a Publisher! and have written the books, Write to be Published, as well as the ebooks Write a Great Synopsis and Dear Agent. These books are all regularly recommended by creative writing courses, as well as agents and publishers in the UK, US and elsewhere,

I campaign and speak up for the rights of writers and readers. I've been chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland, created the Fair Reading idea and the complementary Our World Book Night.

I do a lot of public-speaking, in school events, at festivals, for writing groups and conferences.

Last, but very much not least, I tweet - a lot! My ebook, Tweet Right - The Sensible Person's Guide to Twitter, is a well-regarded help to individuals new to Twitter or wondering whether and how to get into it. Follow me on Twitter as @nicolamorgan or see my website at www.nicolamorgan.com

News: I've republished Mondays are Red as an ebook with brand new material. The video trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz5bQXAGBzs&feature=g-upl

I do have an Amazon store, which used to show all my available books in one place, but Amazon have for some reason removed all the books. I am waiting for them to tell me why. The link is here: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwnicolamorg-21

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A brilliant adaptation of the Faustian legend. Nicola Morgan is a fresh and original voice. -- The Bookseller

Adversity can often inspire great literature and Mondays are Red is a case in point...This remarkable novel describes our world in new language. -- Amazon website, autumn round up of books for young adults

An extraordinary, stunning debut. -- Guardian, Lindsey Fraser

Synaesthesia is very rare indeed but its use in a teenage novel is a stroke of genius and Morgan weaves a compelling and disturbing tale around it. -- Glasgow Herald, Anne Johnstone

Book Description

Waking from a coma, Luke discovers his mind has altered. His senses are behaving strangely and a sinister creature inhabits his head... A chilling modern take on the Faust story by a stunning new literary talent.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Cannon on 8 Jan. 2012
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Mondays Are Red should really be read twice.

It should be read the first time to be entertained by the plot and the characters and the story itself, but it should also be read a second time, just to enjoy the words. They deserve a reading all to themselves.

I won't elaborate on the story, as there are other reviews which have explained it beautifully, but I do think that Mondays Are Red is about change. It's about how we might feel if we woke one day and saw the world differently, and how we would deal with the challenge of an entirely different view. It's also about the power of language, and reading the story has really made me question the self-imposed filter we place on the world, created purely through our own choice of words.

Mondays Are Red is classed as young adult fiction (which, of course, it is), but it's really a book for anyone who enjoys language. Luke's descriptions of his new view of the world are just magical and will stop you in the middle of a paragraph, just to savour them.

And if you're anything like me, it will make you ever-so-slightly jealous of anyone with synaesthesia.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Greening on 28 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback
This story about a condition called synaethesia where the senses are muddled gives the reader a twist on the usual way we see the world. An excellent read for adults as well as teenagers - it makes you really think about phrases we use in everyday life, whilst being gripped by the spooky story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loveliterature on 29 Nov. 2011
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This book has given me one of the strangest reading experiences I've ever had! From the very 1st page it was a complete and utter attack on my senses. My mind was filled with colours, sounds, tastes and smells as Nicola Morgan introduced me to the world of synaesthesia. A world where "Mondays are Red, sadness has an empty blue smell and music can taste of anything from banana puree to bat's pee."

We meet teenage Luke as he lies awakening from a meningitis induced coma. As he lies on his hospital bed he becomes aware of someone (something?) lurking inside his brain. This character is Dreeg who will lead Luke astray, encourage him to rebel and offer him unrivalled power and glory. However as the story progresses it is clear that Luke will pay the price for this power.

'Mondays are Red' is a thoroughly interesting book which will definitely make the reader think when they put it down. With clear roots in Faustian legend Dreeg is a compelling character. Able to transform at a moment's notice into various nauseating beings he is Luke's personal Satan, willing him down the path of trouble.

As Luke continues on his quest for power Morgan continues to mesmerise us with her use of language. The fact that Luke is suffering from synaesthsia allows her to attack our senses from all angles. Descriptions and language are at times a "...kaleidoscopic shower. Beautiful and confusing."

Running alongside this combination of imagery and legend is a an extremely creepy horror story. It features metal masked men, spooky woods, missing teenagers and many 'not sure if I really want to read on' moments.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on 26 Nov. 2011
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Teeange Luke comes round from a coma and finds he has synaesthesia - his senses are muddled so that he hears colours and smells sounds, etc. There's a demon lurking in his brain which makes him do bad things; there's also a beautiful girl with cinnamon skin and 'hair as long as the sound of honey' who may or may not be a figment of Luke's imagination. He wants nothing more than to regain his strength, particularly in his bad leg, so he can run in school sports day. The demon has other ideas. Luke's sister is in trouble - stalked in Luke's head by a sinister man in a metal mask, then captured for real by a perverted man who stalks the nearby woods. Luke has to battle both real and imagined foes to save her.

This book has been taught in schools and I can see why. It's a wonderful example of what can be done with language - words stay simple while phrase and simile soar with beauty. Writing from the POV of a character with synaesthesia gives the author unlimited scope for describing things in wholly new ways, and Nicola Morgan has done just that. The imagery melts on your tongue like the colour of birdsong.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "clotti2" on 5 July 2004
Format: Paperback
Power Is Nothing
"Mondays are red. Sadness has an empty blue smell. And music can taste of anything from banana puree to bat's pee".
This is how Luke feels. Ever since he has woken from his coma he feels different, he sees things differently, he is different. Since nearly dying from meningitis only a matter of days ago, he is no longer Luke, he can no longer run, but merely walk helplessly with a limp. He is no longer 'normal', but he has power, power to do anything, power to fly.
Synaesthesia has the power to do this, and with Dreeg, Luke's Satan, Luke can rule the world. He can have anything, but Luke starts to realise his needs compromise others, Is it worth it? Dreeg is everything, he is jellyfish, a snake, an octopus, to Luke he is his personal Satan, leading him astray.
Luke never really got on with his sister before, but since his terrible illness, hate has filled his body every time he sees her. He has unimaginable feelings of overpowering his sister, her begging for mercy, he doesn't want her anymore, her wants her dead. Luke has Dreeg and Dreeg has the power, will 'the slut' get her just desserts?
Since that red Monday, Luke has fallen for Seraphina, she understands Luke like no one else does, she knows synaesthesia, she feels synaesthesia, she has synaesthesia. She is everything Luke ever wanted, she is beautiful, a best friend, she is perfect, but she is Dreeg.
Power changes people, power can get too much, and for Luke it already has, it's time to give up power, it's time to give up Dreeg, but is it too late? Has he already lost the most important person in his life?
Mondays Are Red, by Nicola Morgan, is an interesting and worthwhile read.
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