Title: Eliza and Her Monsters
Author: Francesca Zappia
Pg. #s: 400
Book Format: Hardcover
My Numeric Judgment:
There were no real monsters.
LadyConstellation is the creator of the hit webcomic Monstrous Sea LadyConstellation is also Eliza Mirk in real life. In the Monstrous Sea forums, LadyConstellation is funny and witty but in real life Eliza would rather not speak. Though not incapable of speech, she communicates with her family just fine, she just prefers to keep to herself and draw for her webcomic. When Wallace moves to her school and she realizes he is also a fan of Monstrous Se, Eliza slowly begins trying to break out of her shell, but she soon learns breaking out of her shell is harder than she thought.
First, I got this book from OwlCrate and it was a special cover edition. I didn’t really notice the changes, but I did a side-by-side after I read it and I am going to post that below.
This book is a testament to fandom more than anything, but it is also about the struggles of being the victim of your own fandom. As a die harder potter-head and a shameless N’SYNC fan (no one asked you opinions on whether or not they were still together),
I can say I know quite a bit about being in a fandom but I never really put thought to the pressures the fandom can put on the artist. This book illustrated just how difficult and taxing the pressures of maintaining a fandom can be. Francesca Zappia did a great job of depicting social anxiety and trauma in this novel. The characters were very likable and relatable, especially as far as Eliza’s interactions with her parents. I had very little qualms with the book, it was a fast read (even though it took me 4 days to read it, but OITNB was on…) and it was fast paced as well. I was so entranced by this book; I could not be bothered with anything else.
I will say some of these characters pissed me off, but that just means the author did a great job. I won’t lie though, many points in this book I wanted to find Francesca Zappia and just
I loved this book! Some of it was heavy, but I understood why. I am looking for more of her work.
Have you read this book? Did you get pissed at any of the characters? Who was your favorite? Who was your least favorite?
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