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Review: Eliza and Her Monsters

Review: Eliza and Her MonstersTitle: Eliza and Her Monsters
Author(s): Francesca Zappia
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, YA
Pages: 385 (Kindle)
Source: Library
For: Personal Interest
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I had never heard of Eliza and Her Monsters until I saw Suey review it on her blog and then I saw it on a couple of other blogs right after that. After Suey’s review and her recommendation, I decided I needed to read it. Fortunately, it was available on Kindle at my library so I could.

I loved Eliza’s story. I loved her webcomic. In fact, I really want Zappia to publish a novelization of her webcomic as well as a graphic novel of Monstrous Sea now. The story was so interesting and sounds like something I would enjoy so much!

I wanted to strangle Eliza’s parents. I know they meant well like most parents do, but there were times when I felt like these parents just didn’t care because it’s not what they did. I felt like they didn’t try to understand her. It’s not completely their fault. Eliza could’ve talked to them more as well, but as her parents, it’s up to them not her.

I adored Eliza and Her Monsters. I adored the double entendre of the title. And, I sobbed as I read parts of Eliza’s story. Even though I’m not an introvert, per se (I’m an introverted extrovert or an extroverted introvert, lol), I related to Eliza and even Wallace in so many ways. I shared some of their monsters in high school and reading about them made me want to hug them both and tell them, “It’s okay. Life gets better.”

I’m glad I read Eliza and Her Monsters. I’ll definitely keep a look out for more of Zappia’s work.

8 replies
  1. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    This one is sure getting a lot of love. I’ve read another book by Zappia that wasn’t nearly this popular. I need to read this one to compare.

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  2. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    I love the idea of Monstrous sea, I’ve seen other bloggers talk about it and it sounds awesome. And yes I love that message- life gets better! High school is such a crucible…

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      It does, doesn’t it? I’d love to read it. I hope she does a graphic novel or a novelization of it a la Rainbow Rowell. And, yes, both junior high/middle school and high school were crucibles. If only kids realized live is so much better beyond those times in their lives.

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