Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.
Let me guess... fall into a deep, emotionally complex book hangover? That sounds about right.
And, in case u hadn't guessed... I LOVED THIS
I love this. I'm not exactly a romantic, but I love me some well-handled consent 😍
So absorbed in this book that I didn't realize a snowstorm was happening! The last time I looked outside was this afternoon, and it still looked like autumn! Now it's all blowing wind and snow. Brr! Going to close the curtains and lose myself in this book again 😌
#adventrecommends Day 11 I remember this having really good anxiety rep and I love the MC here. I remember liking this when I first read it.
So here‘s the thing. This book is great at showing not telling you about depression and anxiety. It‘s great at showing struggles with speech and relationships. And for that I loved this book. I loved that it had a good ending. But I don‘t think a young teen should read this. I don‘t think someone who fights with mental illness should read this for it is triggering as all get out. I didn‘t like the cussing and the agenda but overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I LOVED THIS BOOK. So much. IRL, Eliza Mirk is a super awkward and shy high school senior. But she also happens to make the most successful web comic—anonymously. Then she meets a boy, and things happen, and teenagers and coming of age and mental health issues and all the things. I very highly recommend this!!
Eliza and Her Monsters was real, raw and honest. It put into words the feelings that I, and I‘m sure many others, have always had but never been able to voice.
THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR ME. I loved Eliza, I loved her insecurity and her anxiety, I loved her art, I loved her family, I loved what this book has to say about fandoms and creators and self-worth. It took an unexpected dark turn toward the end I didn‘t feel was wholly earned, but it could not hamper my love for this beautiful book. 9/10⭐️
Just finished this last night and it was amazing. Not too fast paced yet not too slow. I really connected with the main character, not really the artist part, but being an introvert myself. I like the way this deals with mental illness
WOW. This book gave me ALL the feels. I loved everything about it and found it super cathartic. 😭Easy to get absorbed into the relationships and the emotions that Zappia illustrates so deftly. For sure akin to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell but for me this one resonated more. #blinddatewithabook was a MAJOR success!
I really liked this book. And I loved the characters. This book captures fandom life and also how real and important and necessary online friends and life can be.
Inside picnic tonight and a side of YA. I started re-reading Harry Potter today. It‘s been on my “to-do list” for a longgg time. I‘m also going to start listening to Eliza and Her Monsters tomorrow on my commute.
Today was a good day. I saw my new office space (I‘m subletting an office space one night a week) to begin my private therapy practice. It has lots of light and plants and a beautiful bookshelf. I‘m thrilled, but so, so scared!!
I didn't love this book but giving it a so-so would be unfair, if I was going to give it a rating out of 5, it would be 3.5. It wasn't that I didn't like the story, I actually did like it, it was mainly the characters that didn't do it for me and personally the characters are the main deciding factor for me. Also I think I didn't gel too well with the writing style, the author wrote more from the character's perspective than a clear perspective.
My Current Read...so far the story is pretty good, it's got me hooked, the only problem I have is I'm really not liking the MC. She's so ungrateful and whiny - I don't know maybe it's just me and I've forgotten how it's like to be a teen but I'm sure they're not all like this. Sort of reminds me of the movie 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' where everyone is so likeable except for the whiny main character (and the movie's great too)
Super cute book & an easy read. Loved the story inside the story & the illustrations. It was a very relatable story in some aspects. I have an introverted teen who we discovered loves to draw. We‘ve never seen her draw or doodle anything. She then tells us her art work is in a contest at the library and if we could swing by and see.She won! Although I think I know everything about my little people, they continue to surprise me daily. #Book13of2018
This is one of those books that the universe put in my way. I bought the $2 ebook without reading the description and felt kind of “ehhhh” about it after I did. So I put it off. For like 6 months. The guilt finally got to me yesterday and I started it. And finished it. Incredibly well written book that simultaneously manages to be real about anxiety and depression but also uplifting. Great YA read. 100% pick.
"She drew so many monsters that she became a monster herself."
This book was fantastic. I loved the world and story that I was immersed in, and the screenshots and comics throughout was a creative bonus. This novel also did a great job touching on the themes of mental health and learning to love yourself. Even in the real world, there are monsters in the sea.