Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062290137
0062290134
Characteristics: iv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number: Y ZAPPIA, F

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katbee Jul 09, 2017

I enjoyed how this book was a similar premise to Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, but I think this one explores more serious issues ( stress, panic attacks, depression and suicide). The book is a good reflection of society now, how we navigate the online world and talking with people face to face. I lik... Read More »


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katbee Jul 09, 2017

I enjoyed how this book was a similar premise to Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, but I think this one explores more serious issues ( stress, panic attacks, depression and suicide). The book is a good reflection of society now, how we navigate the online world and talking with people face to face. I liked Eliza's relationship with Wallace and I also liked how Eliza's relationship changed with her brothers. Zappa wrapped the story up well and I look forward to reading her other books.

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PinesandPrejudice
Jul 06, 2017

What an interesting, beautiful, modern book. I fell hard for Eliza and her need for achievement and accomplishment. Her battle with pressure, art, creativity, and anxiety are real and difficult and I was engrossed in her story. Her relationship with Wallace was slow and beautiful. I really enjoyed the idea of real life relationships online and how they are valuable. Also the difference in generations was interesting as well -- I haven't seen a book examine it so thoroughly.

My few issues were the flip-flop nature of the brothers. I didn't like how they were so rude one minute and so defensive the other. I feel like it was too weird. Additionally, Wallace's story about his dad and how it was told in an email was an expositional devise and I didn't like it. I feel like some of the side characters needed to be better developed but I liked Eliza's development. I followed her the whole way through. She was nerdy and relatable and I hope she is okay later in life.

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