Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on May 30, 2017
Genres: YA Novel, Contemporary, Comics,
Format: Hard back
Source: Personally Bought from the comic explosion box from Owlcrate
I would give this book 4.5 for a review.
Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.
Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds meets Nimona in this novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. Features illustrations by the author throughout. Perfect for readers of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, this is the second novel by the acclaimed author of Made You Up.
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart. With pages from Eliza’s webcomic, as well as screenshots from Eliza’s online forums, this uniquely formatted book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimonaand Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.
I really enjoy this book. I had to grow and like Eliza character but that was kind of the point overall. I love how the story was told through writing, drawing, comics and web chats. It made the book seem like i was really in eliza head. She was a hard character to like at the start but at the end i really liked her. I did love wallace as well. It became a super fast pace novel and i hope to read more by this author in the future. I thought it addressed fame, depression, first love and friendships and family drama in a very creative way. The book made me want to read it because i wanted to learn to love Eliza and by the end I did. I love the relationship between Eliza and Wallace but I also love Eliza online friends. If you like fangirl, I think you would enjoy this book.
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Later book lovers