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Eliza and Her Monsters — Francesca Zappia

TITLE: Eliza and Her Monsters AUTHOR: Francesca Zappia RELEASED: May 30th, 2017; Greenwillow Books GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school....

Miniature Monday #7

Every Monday, I’ll be posting a small batch of mini-reviews for graphic novels, comics, poetry collections, short stories, and other miscellaneous items that may be too short for a full-length review post. This week, I’ll be reviewing one poetry collection, two graphic novels, and one illustrated nonfiction title. Depression & Other Magic Tricks – Sabrina Benaim “i held hands with my sadness, sang it songs in the shower, fed it lunch, got it drunk & put it to bed early.”...

Please Ignore Vera Dietz — A.S. King

When Vera loses her best friend, Charlie, in an apparent suicide after he leaves her for the wrong crowd, everyone expects her to mourn. Nobody expects her to take up drinking in her father's footsteps, or to start seeing visions of Charlie everywhere she goes: in bathrooms, in the car, on her eyelids when she sleeps. He's begging her to clear his name, to find the truth about his death. Can she set aside the hurt he left her with long enough to clear his name - and what will she find out about herself in the process?