Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
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One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019 On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons ListOne of NPR's Best Books of 2019Booklist 2019 Editors' ChoiceOne of Bitch Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, a graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love.
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"this is a wonderful read, especially given current events. i absolutely recommend it, though you should be aware that a character gets a medical abortion in the book. the topic is handled maturely, and should be discussed more often, but just proceed with caution if that topic is upsetting to you."
"A nice story of escaping a toxic relationship and the importance of friends. "
"YAS GURL, LEARN TO DUMP THAT TOXIC ASS. PERIODT. Anywho, the art of this book is too good honestly. For a book talking about toxic relaxations, the art style was way too sweet. Maybe its a concept that reflects of how a person wouldn't notice in the moment that they are in a toxic thing because everything is so "sweet". But, who am I to make wild guesses, its a pretty quick read. A 3/5"