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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me | Mariko Tamaki
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. Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.
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biblio_ginger
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24 HOURS!!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! I made it!!!! 😆😁🤩 This was my 4th #24in48readathon and my 2nd time making it to 24 hours! I got done way earlier than last time! And now I didn't finish this book so back to reading!!! Congrats to everyone who participated!!! 😍😍😍 #24in48

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MDodge
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This was so cute!! 💕 loved so so much! And this cover 😍 great quick read for #24in48

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Mehso-so

No one is sadder than me to say that this is my least fav Mariko Tamaki, whose books I usually love. I just didn't care about or empathize with the characters. Neither the relationship between Freddy and her GF nor between her and her BFF were developed enough. I didn't get Freddy, I didn't get Laura Dean's appeal. I missed Tamaki's humour. Drawings are absolutely stunning, with very diverse people, but doesn't make up for the stuff missing.

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liveship
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Davor
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Has anybody read this? I've been eyeing it ever since it came out, but I haven't gotten around to it. The cover is the first thing that caught my eye when I first saw the book, it's very pretty.

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rachelsbrittain
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Pickpick

A cute and heartfelt graphic novel about toxic relationships and friendship. Freddy is very much in love with her girlfriend. The only problem? Laura Dean keeps breaking up with her. And the more Freddy pines, the more she distances herself from her best friends who are struggling with problems of their own. But does Freddy have the nerve to end things with Laura Dean once and for all?

TW: toxic relationships, unplanned teen pregnancy, abortion

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Mem_ugh
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Which brings me to my current read! Um, hi, I‘m in love with this graphic novel and I‘m mayyybe 10 pages in 😍😍

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GondorGirl
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Pickpick

This was a really sweet graphic novel about toxic relationships, love, and what it means to be a good friend. The artwork was absolutely beautiful, the characters were well fleshed out, and the story was heartfelt and inspired. There was also a lot of really good #LGBTQ+ representation. I'd highly recommend it!

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ephemeralwaltz
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Pickpick

Jumped on the hype train for this one. I've never been one to read graphic novels, but hey, they might actually be my thing?? I READ THIS IN ONE SITTING. It's tender but raw, inclusive, stunning, and just very very real. It's centers on a Toxic Relationship and how that affects the protagonist's other relationships, and, especially, her relationship with herself and her self-respect. TRs are not fun and this YA novel gets everything right 🙌

Kalalalatja Great review! #stacked 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja yay!! It's getting on the hype from the bookish community. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja I meant "all the" lol 1mo
readordierachel Yay! I just picked this up from the library! 4w
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Johanna414
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I just spent most of my day proctoring Regents exams - so I was able to read all of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me and the first 100 pages of my #lmpbc book. All in all, not a bad work day!

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beth_jones8
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Pickpick

Loved this so much! Such a tender look at navigating toxic relationships and being a good friend as a teenager. Beautiful!

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I love all of Mariko Tamaki's other books, so I have very high hopes for this #YA graphic novel about a toxic high school queer relationship. #QueerBooks #GayYA

Meghan1 I LOVED this book! 1mo
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khooliha
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Pickpick

A gorgeous, gorgeous book.

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saheffernan
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Addresses tough issues with some humor. Toxic relationships are the main theme and they really seemed to cover how it happens that you end up in a toxic relationship and continue in that cycle. How people in those relationships change and hurt other parts of their life while in them.

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Matilda
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Looooved. Including the coloring of the art.

Johanna414 I just got this in my library - can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
Matilda @Johanna414 🎉🎉 1mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Pickpick

Love the art and the colors... love that this is a story anyone can relate to: either you or your friend has dated a Laura Dean. But the story doesn‘t always flow, and that was distracting. Still recommend.

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Meghan1
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What a beautiful coming of age story. Freddy learns to be happy on her own, and how to get out of a toxic relationship.

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Meghan1
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In the bleachers watching my son swim and reading this beauty!

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Lylah
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Didn‘t put this down at all once I started reading it. A great exploration of toxic relationships in teens with a ton of diverse representation and a happy ending to boot.

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Lylah
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🌸🎀💞

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WeeziesBooks
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Book 36: While I‘m not the biggest fan of graphic novels, I‘ll never pass up the opportunity to read a book about Queer girls. This one was pretty delightful and that cover is 😍😍

emtobiasz Glad this one is good! I was approved for a Netgalley arc but the image quality was so poor it was unreadable 😕 2mo
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Chasingmermaids
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This was good. Tear inducing and just what I needed. As someone who‘s dated a Laura Dean, this story touched close to home. Art was beautiful and the story is well done. So happy I ordered this one.

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Chasingmermaids
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When you‘re feeling queer already then this comes in the mail

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rachelsbrittain
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So many great lgbtq books coming out this year:

https://bookriot.com/2019/01/02/2019-lgbtq-books/