Eliza and Her Monsters Mini Review

Eliza and Her Monsters

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.


8 thoughts on “Eliza and Her Monsters Mini Review

  1. Funny enough my sister recently read this and raaaaved about it and made Facebook posts about how much she loved it and everything.
    I feel the same. Seeing your struggles represented well in a book just makes it more powerful. I read a book a couple years ago that really resonated with me because of the way the main character felt her anxiety.

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    1. I’m glad your sister enjoyed it.

      I think I just found that her anxiety wasn’t mentioned a whole lot, and when I couldn’t relate to her parents not understanding being a part of an internet community, I didn’t have a ton to relate to.

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      1. I can see why that would influence your feelings on the book. Do your parents read your blog or do they just know of it? No one I know irl knows I have a blog except my sister. My best friend just knows I read and write reviews sometimes, but my friends really only read manga so they’re not people I often talk about books with.

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      2. My parents just know I have a blog and understand that friends I make online are actual friends. They aren’t really interested in YA, so they don’t feel the need to read it. People generally tend to know I’m a blogger, but I’m really reluctant to actually direct them to it since I talk so openly about my mental illnesses here, and most of my family members don’t even know about them.

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