When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her After all, Eliza was Ellie s childhood best friend Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, whenWhen Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her After all, Eliza was Ellie s childhood best friend Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship Or that Ellie s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do Or that Ellie s suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect Can Ellie clear her name and solve the mystery behind Eliza s death Her hunt for the truth will uncover secrets she never imagined, sending her deep into her own memories of her childhood with Eliza Hart New York Times bestselling author Alyssa Sheinmel delivers a gripping mystery and a sensitive and moving examination of the secrets that can hold us back and even destroy us.
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5 5 StarsTrigger Warning Suicide, Depression, Claustrophobia, and minor PTSD.This book follows Ellie who is going to school in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains to try and help herself with her extreme claustrophobia Her former childhood best friend, Eliza, is found dead Ellie and Eliza haven t been close in years, though Ellie doesn t know when or why the fallout between the two girls happened This novel follows Ellie as she kind of takes it upon herself to figure out what really happened to E [...]
I thought this book did a good job conveying mental illness in a way that wasn t preachy, blamey, or glamorizing I m sure that s a tough thing to accomplish, and I give Alyssa Sheinmel all the props for achieving it I figured out at some point that this wasn t a mystery book, but going into it, I definitely thought it was That may have detracted from my enjoyment just a tad as did the random unneeded romance and the I don t know I m pretty pretty girl.I definitely would rec this to anyone who wa [...]
This book was everything I expected and I expected a good mystery story I got that, and an amazing book that deals with mental health I picked this up at bookcon when they were handing them out, so thank you to the publisher for handing these out for review This book is about a girl with mental issues she conceals, which isn t helped by the fact that she has many social issues too Then there is Eliza Hart, the girl who hides everything, makes Ellie feel like crap throughout high school, and is [...]
The appeal of the convenient, all access narrow streets on the narrow island of Manhattan is almost irrelevant for someone uncomfortable at best in enclosed spaces Hopeful that her home state would help her open doors that claustrophobia kept firmly closed, Ellie accepts a scholarship to attend a tiny boarding school buffered by redwoods, opening wide above the Pacific Ocean Alone, Ellie explores the other dorms A parental accompaniment would have been cool, but her issues have taken up too much [...]
I thought this was going to be a simple mystery of how Eliza Hart died, but there was so much to this story It was at times really intense, and many things in this book resonated with me Pro I love boarding school books, and this one was epically located in Big Sur If it was real, I would want to go there Pro Adding Eliza s POV from the beyond really brought a lot of depth to the story Sure, Sheinmel could have recounted many of the things Eliza revealed via a second hand account, but the impac [...]
This is no shadow of doubt my favorite contemporary read for 2017 this far For the book blurb click Here GoodReads I am so in awe that it is almost hard to write the review I feel like I won t give it justice.R.I.P Eliza Hart is about mainly two girls with mental issues Ellie, who suffers from claustrophobia due to a traumatic experience we don t figure out till the end of the book And Eliza, who was emotionally unstable for reasons revealed slowly throughout the book It impressed me how much ba [...]
GoodReads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.This book I think did a really good job with a very difficult subject matter Eliza Hart was Ellie s best friend in first grade before she moved to New York Ellie has never really gotten over the loss of her friend, especially since she is unable to make new friends since she is labeled class freak due to her claustrophobia that started after she left California Ellie gets the chance to move back to California on scholarship and hopes that being [...]
This will be a short review, because I don t want to give anything away, and this is a slowly unfolding mystery that is best experienced through reading it I don t want to spoil anything So I requested to join this blog tour because 1 I d read Second Star by Alyssa a few years ago and really enjoyed it, and 2 I love mysteries and boarding school stories, and since this one had both I figured I couldn t go wrong I hadn t expected the book to be so heavily focused on mental health issues, but I m [...]
2.0 STARSEllie and Eliza are best friends in first grade, until Ellie moves across country to New York Fast forward to junior year Despite years of unsuccessful treatment for claustrophobia, Ellie returns to California on a scholarship to boarding school, not expecting to be reunited with her former friend Instead of a joyous meeting, Eliza spreads false rumors When Eliza s death is investigated as a homicide, Ellie sets out to find answers ELIZA HART was one of my most anticipated November rele [...]
When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead on the cliffs outside her dormitory, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her After all, Eliza was Ellie s childhood best friend.Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship Or that Ellie s claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she ca [...]
I am so glad I read this book It s set in a boarding school, which is always a setting that intrigues me since I went to public school all my life I ll be the first to admit the two girls, Ellie and Eliza confused me at first because their names were so similar, but after I figured out what was going on the reading was smooth sailing from there.I had quite a bit in common with Ellie, I believe Which immediately made me like her She s claustrophobic, as am I I m not as bad as her, but I m skittis [...]
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This is one of those books that makes you think you re getting one thing when in fact you are getting something entirely different These characters are so real that you almost expect to find them in real life Sheinmel s writing is some of the most authentic I ve ever read I m trying not to get into too much detail without spoiling the novel, but suffice it to say that this is so much than your average young adult novel It s a story about friendship, survival, and acceptance Everyone needs to re [...]
The author has taken on various topics before but this one, mental illness, is personally close to my heart She handles the issue well and weaves an engaging story that I wanted to keep reading long past when I had to set it down.
This is an important book When I picked this up, I thought that this was just going to be a YA Mystery Thriller, but it is so much R.I.P Eliza Hart is about mental illness, depression, sadness, self worth, self value and abuse This book made it all feel so real and so sad it made tears well in my eyes This is for someone looking for a heavy read that will make you think After reading this, I will definitely be reading by Alyssa Sheinmel.
I don t come on often, and when I do it s just to browse But I couldn t not share my thoughts on this book I just got it, and couldn t put it down Alyssa Sheinmel makes the characters feel absolutely real I am in their world and they are in mine Chills
This was really good Told from two perspectives, both the victim and the main character narrator we see what happened to Eliza Hart Easy to get into and included some twists and turns.
This book was so good Could relate with the main character since she stuffing alone with mental health It may be hard for people to understand what s going on inside someone head You got to be supportive and understanding and not judge the person who dealing with there own issues Never be afraid to ask for help when you think you need In honor of the book coming out soon doing an giveaway on my blog, abellafairytale.wordpress
Enjoyed this so much than I thought I would Fascinating exploration of mental illness anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsion, etc Two young women with nearly identical names were once best friends before one of them moved away Upon becoming reacquainted, it s clear one has become a mean girl, and the other an easy target The mean girl is found dead on a boarding school campus, and authorities can t figure out whether it was suicide, an accident, or foul play Dual POV between dead Eliza and b [...]
Very good read about mental illness and how complex this disease is The story is based on the perspective of two characters who struggle with mental illness It even discusses how it affects their families.
The message this book conveys is highly important I made the mistake of initially reading it as if it were a mystery and had a fair share of problems with Ellie s lack of character and Eliza s personality, little did I know this book was so much than what I first thought it to be The stigma surrounding mental illness is upsetting Mental Illness is a REAL condition and exactly how the author describes it to be, Treatment for mental illness isn t that simple It s like living with cancer that goes [...]
Trigger Warning This book deals with depression, suicide, and details suicide attempts.I picked up this book because I saw a recommendation from someone on Twitter, and then realized it was the same author as Faceless , which I really enjoyed This book is VERY different from that one, but still incredibly strong and powerful I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I am somewhat concerned with how mental illness is portrayed, but I don t know if there would have been a better way for the author to [...]
Thank you to and Alyssa B Sheinmel for the opportunity to read this book I won this book in a Giveaway This book was a quick and easy read as it kept my attention all throughout the 300 and some odd pages I felt that the author painted an enthralling picture of mental illness both in depression as well as something we don t always hear about, claustrophobia The story had a few minor twists and turns that kept you wanting and the ending to the book left you feeling better even though the subject [...]
R.I.P Eliza Hart was unexpected Plot From the synopsis, R.I.P Eliza Hart sounded like a typical murder mystery that I had come to expect from Young Adult books This novel was so much than a murder mystery it tackled mental health beautifully It was hard to put R.I.P Eliza Hart down because Sheinmel revealed just enough information about Eliza and Ellie s relationship to keep me reading and digging deeper I think everyone should read this book, especially those who don t typically read murder my [...]
Graded By RosemaryCover Story All Wet BFF Charm MehSwoonworthy Scale 4Talky Talk She Said, She Said From the GraveBonus Factor Big SurFactor Battling Mental IllnessRelationship Status Friends From My Old SchoolRead the full book report here.
Ellie is looking for a mystery where there may or may not be one her childhood best friend, Eliza who has since become her most persistent antagonist is dead, and nobody at their liberal California boarding school understands why.There s some really nice nuance here Characters aren t always what they seem at first glance, but not always in a Big Dramatic Way Eliza in particular becomes clearer as the book goes on not least because some of the story is told through her post death perspective Ther [...]
A story that touches on the topics of depression, suicide, anxiety, and claustrophobia There is no real mystery on what happened to Eliza It s not the WHO that matters in this novel, but the WHY.
Good story to start discussion on therapy and getting help Both issues were dealt with in a realistic way.
the book was truly not what i expected i started out getting confused over Eliza and Ellie, both names being so similar at a glance i had to read and reread over and over again just to understand which one it was that i was at at the moment soon i just went through the pages, not caring who was who i also got tired with how much focus Ellie put on herself, especially the pitying part but half way through the book, i started getting seriously hooked it was so mesmerizing following the inner thoug [...]
Apparently, deleted my entire review on this book So, thanks for that.I don t remember everything I said But a few main points I do remember Good representation of depression Depression affects people differently, and someone can seem to be perfectly happy, but this doesn t mean they are not affected Poor portrayal of the benefits of mental health professionals Therapy was made to seem like a punishment At the end, character begins to accept the need for growth, but it would have been better if [...]