Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters

Francesca Zappia

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Paperback | 432 pages

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble. Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds meets Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona in this acclaimed novel about art, fandom, and finding the courage to be yourself. In a starred review, School Library Journal called Eliza and Her Monsters “A must-have.”

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

Francesca Zappia’s acclaimed and popular sophomore novel was a YALSA Best Book, a BFYA Top Ten pick, a Kirkus Best Book, and a Texas Tayshas pick. Marieke Nijkamp, the New York Times–bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends said, “A love letter to fandom, friendship, and the stories that shape us, Eliza and Her Monsters is absolutely magical.” Illustrated throughout by the author.