Author 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
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.
Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists
like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love.