Number of pages: 385
Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1
Rating (out of five stars): 3
Contemporary books have to be either relatable or incredibly powerful for me to really enjoy them. Unfortunately, Eliza and Her Monsters checked neither box for me.
Being a person with social anxiety, a few lines struck a chord with me, but in a 385 page book, a few lines are nothing. That’s not me saying this was a bad representation of anxiety, it just didn’t match my experience perfectly, which is 100% okay.
I also couldn’t relate to Eliza’s parents not understanding being a part of an online community. I’m very fortunate to have parents who understand that friends made online are still friends.
What I really enjoyed about Eliza and Her Monsters were the drawing included throughout. They helped make it seem like Eliza and Monstrous Sea actually exist. I also enjoyed the profile pages, forum messages, etc. included. They too helped make the story come to life.
Overall, Eliza and Her Monsters was well done, but it unfortunately wasn’t for me. I still encourage you to give it a try if it sounds interesting to you. It has therefore earned 3 stars out of 5.