Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
By Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
2020 Eisner nominee | Best Publication for Teens, Best Writer: Mariko Tamaki, Best Penciller/Inker: Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
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 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.
304 pages, paperback, 14-18 years old
Pub Date: May 07, 2019
First Second, ISBN: 1626722595