Eliza and Her Monsters
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Depression
“A love letter to fandom, friendship, and the stories that shape us, Eliza and Her Monsters is absolutely magical.”—Marieke Nijkamp, New York Times–bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona in this acclaimed novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. “A must-have.”—School Library JournalIn the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, 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 book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.Young Adult Library Services Association Best BookBest Fiction for Young Adults Top TenKirkus Best Book Texas Tayshas Pick
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"I finished this book today and I really loved it! It’s given me motivation to work on my story -even if I never publish it- and I even decided to check out The Children of Hypnos, might read that later. This book had me hooked in a few places but not the whole time, I’d definitely read it again though!"
"I was told this was a book about a girl with anxiety who writes a web comic and the main fanfic writer moves to her school. I never expected it to be so much more than that. As an artist with anxiety I found this book extremely relatable to the point where if wrote a diary I would be sure that zappia has read it."
"I really loved so much of this book! I loved how the main girl was just doing something she loved and no one knew it was her. I just think it’s great to read about women who don’t let fear control what they let themselves create. I don’t want to give anything away but, this is a really great feel good book with what I thought was an original storyline. I read a few hundred books a year and this one really affected me for a long time. Highly recommend this book!"