Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
by Mariko Tamaki

Publisher Information:  New York, NY:  First Second, 2019

Summary:  Author Mariko Tamaki and illustratr Rosemary Valer0-O'Connell bring to life 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 sitch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.

Laura Dean, the most porpular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute.  There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe notht hegreatest 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 furhter 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 nedds her now more than ever.

Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her trough being a teenage in love.

Author Interview:


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Educator's guide:  Here


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