This is the cutest book ever. I absolutely adored it, I've been telling everyone about this book since I've read it.
There was a part of Eliza I really understood. How it feels to have something you care so deeply about and it be seen as a hobby by many and understood by few. That the art of creation is so unbelievably fulfilling and like a cathartic therapy. I highly recommend this to anyone with a creative bone in their body. In general it was very easy to empathise with her. Online friendships are rife in this day, even more so in the blogging world and often it isn't always understood, or treated with the same respect as, irl (for lack of a better word) frienships.
In general I thought that this book had a fantastic premise. I loved the overall plot and how the book itself was interspersed with panels from Eliza's webcomic. I'd love to read Monstrous Sea now, it sounds right up my alley! Every character, even those that got minimal page time felt fully formed and well rounded. None of them were perfect which is what I loved. I also really appreciated how each characters accepted those flaws and attempted to improve on them.
Eliza's parents were, I think, the perfect representation of what family life can be like in some cases. Especially, those with high achieving siblings. Not that I can relate to that being an only child an all. They tried to encourage Eliza but all it came off as was pushy yet they never really payed attention to what she loved.
I kind of already want to read this again...
This is now one of my favourite books ever. I can't stop thinking about it.
Definitely going to try and get Ryan to read this...
Name: Eliza and Her Monsters
Author(s): Francesca Zappia
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Have you read Eliza and Her Monsters?
What did you think?
Thank-you for reading,