This has been on my TBR list for ages, and I knew from the moment I first saw it, that I was going to love it, and I was right.
I fell in love with Eliza straight away. I mean, what can you not love about her? She has her own webcomic with millions of followers, and she never tells anyone around her. I love that she wasn’t a character who was cocky with their achievements and it made her much more realistic.
I read this book within a day because I loved it so much. The amount of detail that goes into Eliza’s struggle with her mental health is brilliant, and it really does show how anxiety can affect someone.
I really loved how the author actually had to create two worlds instead of just the one. It reminded me a lot of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, just without the spoofed Harry Potter fanfiction. I really loved the way that the novel was split up with parts of Eliza’s webcomic, and now I’m desperate for a spin off like Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On, where we just get to read Eliza’s webcomic.
It was also painfully relatable how Eliza’s only friends are online. I love that this was represented, because quite often in YA there is a character with a massive group of friends and I’ve never related to that. However, I can definitely relate to the online friend situation, and how isolating it can feel to not always know what your friends are doing – and also losing touch.
Overall, I absolutely loved this. Please, let there be a sequel or spin off. I’ll start begging soon!
Hardback, 400 pages, published by HarperCollins, £12.99